Nevada WebIZ has a new tool for getting Official Immunization Records: the Public Access Portal!
The Public Access Portal allows parents and legal guardians to print official immunization records for their child(ren) (aged 0 through 17 years). It also allows adult individuals (aged 18 years and over) to print official immunization records for themselves. This is an official record and can be used as proof of immunization for school entry, summer camp, employment, etc.
To utilize the Public Access Portal, the patient’s immunization record must be stored in Nevada WebIZ with the following demographic information correctly entered:
- First Name
- Last Name
- Date of Birth
- Social Security Number (SSN) – Though required in order to uniquely identify a patient record for Public Access Portal searches, entry of SSNs into Nevada WebIZ is optional. Nevada WebIZ does not require immunization providers to enter patient SSNs into the system; however, if a patient chooses not to store their or their child(ren)’s SSN in Nevada WebIZ, their record(s) will not be accessible via the Public Access Portal.
Nevada WebIZ is a confidential database used by medical office and school staff throughout Nevada. SSNs entered into Nevada WebIZ are kept confidential, appearing only as hash marks (###-##-####) to all who use the system.
If you are experiencing difficulty obtaining your immunization record through the Public Access Portal, contact the Nevada WebIZ Help Desk to verify the completeness and accuracy of the record’s required information.
Nevada WebIZ Users: Please click on the Public Portal Fact Sheet and Flyer below to find out how you can help your parents/patients use the Public Access Portal.
Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) consists of 15 experts in fields associated with immunization who have been selected by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to provide advice and guidance to the Secretary, the Assistant Secretary for Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the control of vaccine-preventable diseases.
The Committee develops written recommendations for the routine administration of vaccines to children and adults. The ACIP is the only entity in the federal government that makes such recommendations. To learn more about the ACIP, click here. To view the current recommendations for children and adults, click here to visit the ACIP’s Immunization Schedules webpage.
Handouts for Parents
Immunization Information Systems
Pink Book-12th Edition
Where to Receive Vaccines
The best place for any child to receive immunizations is within the context of ongoing primary care. Talking with your primary care nurse or doctor about immunizations can also get you into the habit of discussing other issues affecting the health of you or your child. Any time your child visits the doctor, whether it is for a check-up or a rash, fever or emergency visit, you should always ask "Are my child’s immunizations up to date?" Every visit to the doctor’s office is an opportunity to immunize!
If you or your child do not have a source of primary care, immunizations are available throughout Nevada at minimal or no charge. Listed below are links to our state’s health departments, all of which provide vaccination services.
What Vaccines do you need? (for adolescents and adults)