School officials remind parents to get students immunized before starting new year


The Washoe County School District is reminding parents and guardians to get kids up to date on their immunizations before the start of the school year.

Starting with the 2017-18 school year, all Nevada students enrolling in 7th grade are required to receive a dose of the quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine, also known as MCV4 or MenACWY.

This vaccine protects against four types of bacteria that cause a meningococcal disease, including meningitis.

To learn more about immunization requirements in Washoe County, click here.

Immunize Nevada is hosting a community safety fair called Give Kids a Boost on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Neil Road Recreation Center.

Free health and safety services will be provided, including immunizations for children between 4 and 18 at low or no cost.

To learn more about vaccination opportunities, visit the To check immunization records, click here.

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