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Flu vaccination clinic in Las Cruces

Flu vaccination clinic in Las Cruces
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Friday, January 31, 2014 - 11:50am

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Dona Ana County Health Services Center has added an additional flu shot clinics at the St. Genevieve Catholic Church Parish Hall, 1025 E Las Cruces Ave.

It is scheduled for Friday, February 7th from 11:00am – 3:00pm.

The immunization clinic is open to the public and free of charge.

The Department of Health has been hosting flu clinics at St. Genevieve’s Parish Hall on a biweekly basis since October,

“We decided to add this latest clinic to the schedule because of the number of flu cases in our region,” said Southwest Region Director Ray Stewart. “Our last outreach clinic in Las Cruces on January 24th immunized over 300 people.”

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

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 Southwest Region Office at (575) 528-5002.

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