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Incoming 7th graders need TDAP vaccine
by Tribune Staff
Jul 10, 2011 | 1892 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RENO — Students entering seventh grade this coming school year are required to have a tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap) vaccine before they can enroll.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Physicians recommend the vaccine. Nevada added the vaccine as a requirement for school attendance in 2008.

The following health providers offer immunizations:

• Most physicians have vaccines available for their established clients.

• Health Access Washoe County (HAWC): 329-6300, 1055 S. Wells Ave, Reno. Call for an appointment; all immunizations for all ages available (call to see if Varicella is available).

• Orvis Nursing Center: 327-5000, 401 W. Second St., Suite 104, Reno. Immunizations by appointment only; all immunizations for all ages available.

• Saint Mary’s: On July 13 from 4 to 7 p.m., the Saint Mary’s Immunization Clinic, located at 1625 E. Prater Way, Suite 102 in Sparks. Free Tdap vaccinations.

• A free clinic will take place on July 20 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Saint Mary’s Galena location at 18653 Wedge Parkway in Reno. Walk-ins are welcome. All immunization for all ages available.

• Washoe County Health District: 1001 E. Ninth St., Building B, Reno. Call 328-2402 for an appointment. All immunizations for all ages available.
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