New Mexico Department of Health to Host Flu Shot Clinic in Las Cruces

November 17, 2014

High Risk Residents Strongly Encouraged to Attend

(Santa Fe) – The New Mexico Department of Health’s Las Cruces Central Public Health Office will be hosting a flu shot clinic on Friday, November 21st from 1:00 – 3:30 pm at the St. Genevieve Parish Hall, 1025 E. Las Cruces Ave. in Las Cruces, NM. There is no charge to those attending the clinic, but everyone should bring their insurance card, including Medicaid or Medicare, with them.

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.

For more information on the no-charge flu shot clinic, call the Las Cruces Central Public Health Office at (575) 528-5001.

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