Thanks for a great virtual walk today!
How to Avoid a ‘Twindemic’
Dear Walkers,

Thank you to those of you who joined us live for our October 2021 virtual Walk with a Doc!

For the October 2021 walk, we welcomed Dr. Mitali Sahni who gave a brief, family-friendly talk on How to Avoid a ‘Twindemic’ and then took parent questions live.

For today's walk, the Nevada AAP was excited to partner with the Southern Nevada Health District. Immunization services are available by appointment only at most of SNHD's public health centers. Please call (702) 759-0850 to schedule. Nevada families who do not live near a SNHD clinic can find a vaccine clinic near them on the Immunize Nevada website.

If you missed it, watch the video replay of Dr. Sahni's talk here.
I Got a Flu Shot and You Should, Too
A great big thank you to Dr. Sahni's 4-year-old daughter for her wise advice. Worth a Watch!
AAP Parenting Resources
The American Academy of Pediatrics offers parents up-to-date medical information on a wide range of pediatric topics. Here are a few on-point with our talk this month.

Follow these links to learn more (all links are available in English and Spanish by pressing the link at the very top of each page to change language).
The Flu: What Parents Need to Know

Know when to keep kids home during flu season, and keep your community and family healthy by getting vaccinated today. The flu virus spreads easily through the air with coughing and sneezing, and through touching things like doorknobs or toys and ...

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Which Flu Vaccine Should My Children Get This Year?

​​​​By: Flor M. Muñoz, MD, FAAP It's that time of year again― influenza ( flu) season is almost here! Many people don't realize it, but flu can be a very serious illness. It causes thousands of deaths in the United States every year, even among...

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The Science Behind COVID-19 Vaccines: Parent FAQs

​​Many parents have questions about COVID-19​ vaccines, which are currently available to anyone age 12 and up. Read on for answers to some of the most common questions families may have. COVID-19 vaccine works similarly to other vaccines your...

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Face Masks for Children During COVID-19

Masks remain a simple but powerful tool to protect against COVID-19, especially for children too young to get the vaccine yet. Read on for answers to some frequently asked questions about masks and children during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is...

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The Importance of Flu Vaccines as the COVID Pandemic...

​​​​​​​The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all healthy children 6 months and older are vaccinated for influenza this fall as the best protection against the flu, especially now that many children have returned to in-classroom...

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When can children get the COVID-19 vaccine?

​Vaccines are our best hope to end the COVID-19 pandemic. Three vaccines currently have emergency use authorization for adults, and one also can be given to children age 12 and older. Vaccines for children age 5 and up may be authorized soon, and ...

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Does the COVID vaccine affect fertility?

Question Answer ​​No, getting vaccinated for COVID-19 does not interfere with girls' or boy's future fertility. There's a lot of misinformation about this, so it's understandable to have concerns. Please watch this video to get the facts. The...

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Breastfeeding During the COVID-19 Pandemic

​ ​​By: Temitope Awelewa, MBCHB, MPH, FAAP, IBCLC Breastfeeding can offer many perks, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can even breastfeed if you test positive for COVID-19 or are not fully vaccinated, as long as you take extra safety ...

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Talk to your pediatrician about vaccines or find a SNHD or other clinic near you on these websites:
Flu Vaccine Clinic

The Health District offers flu vaccine at all Health District clinic locations each fall. Check individual public health center locations for hours of operation. No-cost flu clinics are also offered at various locations in the community...

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Find Vaccine Clinics

Find A Vaccine Provider Use the locator below to find a Flu Vaccine Click here for COVID-19 Vaccines Whether you have health insurance or not, you and your family should be immunized against disease. There are vaccination resources available...

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Next Walks on
Sunday, November 14 (English)
Sunday, November 21 (Spanish)
Keeping schools open and safe is our first priority, so for now we're keeping our family events virtual to reduce the spread of COVID. When it is safe to do so, we will resume our in-person walks in Las Vegas and Reno.

In the meantime:
  • Keep walking every day
  • Wear sunscreen
  • Bring water
  • Keep 6 feet from other people
  • For everyone 2 years and older, wear a mask when you aren't vaccinated and can't socially distance

We hope to "see" you at our future virtual walks. We will send registration details and a flyer soon.