Vaccines for Children (VFC)
NSIP administers the Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program in Nevada. The goal of this federally funded program is to improve vaccine availability nationwide by providing vaccines at no cost to VFC-eligible children through public and private providers enrolled in the program. Nevada began its VFC program in October 1994. VFC vaccines are purchased under contract by NSIP and are supplied to enrolled VFC providers at no cost.
The Immunization Program also supports an immunization information system, known as Nevada WebIZ. Nevada WebIZ is a web-based software program used statewide to help medical professionals ensure they provide appropriate care by:
- Tracking immunizations as patients move within the state
- Consolidating multiple/scattered immunization records
- Identifying underserved populations
- Offering recommendations for future vaccinations
Nevada WebIZ is also used by public and private schools, as well as child care providers to verify immunization coverage for enrollment. Nevada WebIZ is one of the best tools Nevada can use to improve the overall immunization coverage level of all Nevada residents.
Nevada WebIZ is excited about our recently launched HL7 data exchange! Click here to learn more.
Immunization Special Projects
1. OB PROJECT:
30 providers of obstetrical care across Nevada are offering no-cost influenza and Tdap vaccines to pregnant women as recommended by ACIP.
2. Tdap FOR COCOONING:
All hospitals in Nevada with a Labor and Delivery Unit are participating in the Cocooning Program to immunize the parents or 2 family members of every newborn delivered to prevent infecting the infant with pertussis. This is a first in the United States and another reason Nevada is becoming a leader in vaccinations in this country. Click here to learn more about Cocooning.
*SPECIAL PROJECTS ARE DEPENDENT ON AVAILABILITY OF VACCINE FUNDING
Prenatal Tdap Report
Prenatal vaccination during pregnancy is an important part of maternity care, but maternal immunization rates across the country continue to be below national benchmarks1. There is currently a gap in the analysis concerning specific prenatal Tdap vaccination rates amongst pregnant people in Nevada. This report serves to spotlight potential disparities, both in terms of geography and demographics, and offers a comprehensive assessment of Nevada's prenatal Tdap vaccination rates with national averages.
This report, written by the Nevada Department of Behavioral Health’s (DPBH) Nevada State Immunization Program (NSIP), is intended to help both internal and external immunization partners better understand the current prenatal Tdap immunization landscape in Nevada. The report also serves as a guide for decision-making and strategic planning to improve prenatal vaccination rates and vaccine equity and ultimately help provide the opportunity for all Nevadans to live in optimal health and well-being.
Click here for the report.
Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Immunization Schedules
For Health Care Professionals
Each year the ACIP publishes immunizations schedules for all persons. The 2019 ACIP Immunization Schedules are now available, please disregard all previous years immunization schedules use the most current ACIP Immunization Schedule.