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WHEREAS, Immunization Awareness Month highlights the importance of continuing to protect Nevadans against infectious diseases through the use of vaccines; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada strives to protect all residents, across the lifespan, from preventable diseases through equitable access to vaccines; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada strives to protect all residents, across the lifespan, from preventable diseases through equitable access to vaccines; and

WHEREAS, vaccines have been proven, through testing, licensing and monitoring, time and again to be a safe method to prevent disease; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada and its many partners, federally, locally and in communities statewide are dedicated to ensuring that necessary vaccines, including the COVID-19 vaccines, are available in convenient locations and that residents have the information they need to make the decision to be vaccinated; and

WHEREAS, for the 2022-2023 school year, incoming high school seniors are now required to have a second dose of the MenACWY to boost their immunity against four strains of the meningococcal bacteria and families are also encouraged to take this time to review all required vaccinations and "catch up" on missed doses before school resumes; and

WHEREAS, partners continue to work to increase influenza vaccination rates in order to ease unnecessary burdens on health care systems and comorbidities during the upcoming fall and winter flu season; and 

WHEREAS, the sustained immunization efforts of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, health care professionals and public health have significantly reduced the threat of many infectious diseases including COVID-19; and

WHEREAS, the annual observance of Immunization Awareness Month is intended to celebrate the benefits of vaccines, highlight the importance of immunizations for people of all ages, and increase awareness of vaccine-preventable diseases and their prevention at local, state, and national levels;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the month of August 2022, as

NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION AWARENESS MONTH IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 1st day of August, 2022

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