January flu shot clinics in Las Cruces

Friday, December 27, 2013 - 1:21pm

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Dona Ana County Health Services Center will host in January two flu shot clinics at the St. Genevieve Catholic Church Parish Hall, 1025 E Las Cruces Ave.

They are scheduled for January 3rd and 17th from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. The immunization clinics are open to the public and free of charge.

Since October 1st, DOH has performed more than 6400 flu immunizations in Dona Ana county.

Everyone six months of age and older should get a flu vaccine each flu season, especially people in the following groups because they are at high risk of having serious flu-related complications or because they live with or care for people at high risk for developing flu-related complications:

• Children 6 months through 4 years of age

• Pregnant women (any trimester)

• People age 50 and older

• People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions like asthma, diabetes, lung or heart disease, and those who are immunocompromised

• People who live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities

• People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from flu

• American Indians and Alaskan Natives

• People who are morbidly obese

• Healthcare and early childhood personnel

People in these groups should also consider seeing their health care provider to be evaluated for antiviral medication if they develop flu symptoms.

The New Mexico Department of Health offers vaccinations for people without insurance or who are otherwise not able to get immunized.

Those with Medicaid or other health insurance should bring their insurance cards with them to the clinic.

For more information on the no-charge flu shot clinic, call the Dona Ana County Health Services Center at (575) 528-5002.


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