Many seniors do not get vaccinated, even though they are at higher risk for disease complications.
Getting vaccinated will help you protect yourself, your family and friends.
Adults are 100 times more likely to die from vaccine preventable diseases than children.
Approximately 50,000 adults die each year from vaccine preventable diseases.
Forty-nine percent of the people who develop tetanus are over 60 years of age.
Each year 40,000 people die from flu and pneumonia; 90 percent of them are over 65 years of age.
One million adults get shingles (herpes zoster) every year.
There are 51,000 new cases of hepatitis B a year; 95 percent of new cases are adults.
Each year 15 percent of the people with hepatitis A are hospitalized.
The cost of treating adults for vaccine preventable diseases exceeds 10 billion a year excluding the cost of life.
Visit the Immunization Clinic Locations webpage for a list of public health centers and satellite immunization clinics. Certain vaccines may not be available at all public health centers and satellite clinics. Call (702) 759-0850 for more information.
Vaccine costs vary based on the type of immunization required. In addition to the vaccine costs, the health district charges an administrative fee of $16 per person for one vaccine and $25 per person for two or more vaccines.
Payment by Visa, MasterCard, cash, Nevada Check-up, Medicaid, and Medicare Part B & D, and Medicare Railroad is accepted. Not all vaccines are covered by insurance.
Note: The credit card holder's name must match the name on the acceptable photo identification presented.
Recommended Vaccines for Seniors
Shingles (herpes zoster)— Vaccine is recommended for people over 60 years of age. Note: Zostavax is available in limited quantities at all public health center Immunization Clinics.
Influenza— An annual flu vaccine is recommended for everyone over 65 years of age.
Pneumonia — Vaccination is recommended if you are over 65.
You should receive the Td vaccine if:
It has been more than 10 years since your last Td vaccination.
It has been over 5 years since your last vaccination and you've recently been exposed to tetanus or diphtheria.
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.