Health care clinics in Nevada are offering free flu shots and flu vaccination to all health care providers, including doctors, nurses, and social workers.
According to a press release from the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, the clinics will begin to offer the flu shots on Thursday, May 9, at the following locations: 1.
Nevada Department Health Services, Room A12: 8:00am – 4:00pm, Room B2: 8.00am-3:00 pm, Room C2: 9:00 am – 4.00 pm 2.
Nevada Office of Emergency Services, Building C4: 9.00 am-5.00 p.m. 3.
Nevada Healthcare Facility, Room 6: 9 am – 5:00 p, Room D4: 10:00 a.m – 4 pm, and Room E4: 5:30 pm – 3 pm.
The locations are located in Reno, Las Vegas, Las Cruces, and Sparks.
The clinics are not required to have a staff of any kind, but they do have to have medical personnel.
The goal of the program is to reduce the amount of patients who are likely to receive the flu shot, according to the press release.
The program is a collaboration between Nevada Health Services and the Nevada Office for Emergency Services (NEES), a state agency that administers health care.
Nevada has the third-highest number of flu-related deaths in the country, with a rate of 18.5 per 100,000 people.
The rate for people who have never received a flu shot has been steadily declining since 2008, according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Nevada currently has the lowest number of influenza-related hospitalizations in the United States with 1,094, according data from the National Center for Health Statistics.
According the Nevada Health Department, approximately 5.4 million people received a influenza shot in 2016.
The state currently has one of the lowest rates of flu vaccination among all states.
The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, mandates that all Americans get health insurance and pay a tax penalty.
Nevada Health and its partners are providing the flu vaccination program, the press released said.
“Nevada is proud to partner with NEES to offer this program to health care professionals who have an obligation to be safe and competent in their work,” said Nevadans for Healthy Families President Michael Smith.
“As a state, we are working to prevent unnecessary deaths and injuries, so we need to ensure that we do not have to rely on others to make sure we are safe in our homes, workplaces, and at our homes.”
According to the NVDA, the program will begin at 7:00 AM on Thursday at the Nevada Healthcare facility, Room 10, located at 3100 Las Vegas Blvd.
The influenza vaccination clinic is free for all health professionals, with an enrollment cap of 200 health care workers.
In addition to providing the influenza vaccine, the NVDEHS will also provide health care clinics with influenza kits and flu diagnostic testing.
The NVDEH has also expanded the program to other health care facilities to provide more access to influenza vaccines and diagnostic testing in the future.
Nevada’s Department of Public Health is also providing health care services to health providers and patients during the influenza season.
The health care facility in Nevada has not had to respond to a flu pandemic before, but Nevada Public Health Director John Bursch said the department is taking it upon itself to address this pandemic.
“We will be taking on the role of public health for a long time, and we have an incredible number of resources and expertise in our public health departments,” Bursic said.
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval has said he is confident the state will have sufficient resources to prevent a pandemic and has asked the state’s public health agency to provide the NVDEPH with additional resources.
In 2016, Nevada saw a record-breaking influenza season, with more than 6.4 billion people affected by the virus.
The number of reported cases of influenza jumped to 6.7 million people in 2017, a jump of nearly 70 percent.
In 2019, more than 17,000 cases of coronavirus were reported in Nevada.
The Nevada Department for Health and Social Services reported a record number of cases in the first three months of 2018, with the number of infections nearly 10,000 more than the previous year.
In February 2018, NVDEPHS reported that the state recorded nearly 3,600 flu cases.
The outbreak in 2017 and 2018 has affected all levels of government, with health officials across the state having to step in and step up efforts to control the virus, according a press statement from the NVDHS.