This season, the health district will offer the quadrivalent influenza vaccine, which contains four influenza strains that are expected to circulate this season.
An annual flu vaccine is the best way to reduce your chance of getting the flu. The vaccine takes about two weeks for antibodies to develop and offers protection from seasonal flu for about a year.
Getting immunized as soon as vaccine is available ensures that protective antibodies are in place before flu activity is at its highest. Vaccination before December is best, however, as long as flu viruses are still spreading in the community, immunizations can provide protective benefit.
The viruses included in the vaccine change each year based on the strains expected to circulate during flu season. Flu vaccine will not make you sick.
For more information about the flu visit the Influenza webpage.
Public Health Centers
The health district will begin offering flu shots September 23, 2013. Flu vaccine will be available at the following district public health centers. Please arrive early to ensure service.
Southern Nevada Health District Main Facility
330 S. Valley View Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89107
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
East Las Vegas Public Health Center
560 N. Nellis Blvd., Suite D-1, Las Vegas, NV 89110
955 W. Craig Road, Ste. 103D, North Las Vegas, NV 89032
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed from 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Mesquite Public Health Center
830 Hafen Lane, Mesquite, NV 89027
Tuesday and Thursday,
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed from noon to 1 p.m.
Laughlin Public Health Center
3080 S. Needles Highway, Suite 1900, Laughlin, NV 89029
November 8, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Visit our Locations webpage for addresses and maps.
Satellite Flu Clinics - Updated as new clinics are scheduled.
There are no clinics currently scheduled.
Parental Consent: Non-custodial adults may accompany a child, however, written consent must be provided to the health district from the parent or guardian at the time of service. See the Parental Consent for Immunization of a Minor Policy for more details.
Vaccine Administration Record
The flu vaccine administration record is available in English or SpanishPDF and must be filled out prior to receiving any immunizations.
Pertussis vaccine (Tdap) will be offered at
flu shot clinics and is recommended
for anyone who cares for or lives with infants.
The cost of the
is $60, not including the administrative fee.
Payment by Visa, MasterCard, cash, debit card, money order, cashier's check, is accepted. Not all vaccines are covered by insurance. The health district also accepts the following insurances for flu and pneumonia vaccine.
Medicare Part B (includes Railroad beneficiaries)
Health Plan of Nevada Medicaid and Check Up
Amerigroup Community Care Medicaid and Check Up
Nevada Medicaid and Check Up
Not all vaccines are covered by insurance. Check with your insurance provider if you have any questions about your flu or pneumonia* vaccine coverage.
Note: The credit card holder's name must match the name on the acceptable photo identification presented.
Types of Vaccine Available
Quadrivalent Flu Shot
The quadrivalent flu shot protects people 6 months of age and older against four strains of influenza; two strains of Influenza A and two strains of Influenza B. The shot uses killed (or inactivated) flu virus.
Quadrivalent Inhaled Flu Vaccine
The quadrivalent inhaled vaccine protects healthy people between ages 2 and 49 who aren't pregnant, against four strains of influenza; two strains of Influenza A and two strains of Influenza B. The inhaled vaccine uses live attenuated virus that is sprayed into the nose. Inhaled vaccine does not contain preservatives.
Trivalent Flu Shot
The trivalent flu shot is available for VFC eligible children ages 6 - 35 months. The vaccine protects against three strains of influenza and uses killed (or inactivated) flu virus.
The pneumonia vaccine is available for people who are medically eligible to receive it. People under the age of 65 will need a doctor's prescription. No more than two doses, at least five years apart, of pneumonia vaccine are needed for lifetime immunity. If you received a pneumonia vaccine after age 65 a second dose is not needed.
Vaccine Information Sheets
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers a number of vaccine information sheets providing details of the vaccines required to be administered. Download vaccine information sheets on the VIS webpage.
The health district supports strategies that are designed to strengthen and sustain public health and improve the health of communities through immunization programs. Download the Immunization Program Policy StatementPDF 44KB to learn more.