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It's That Time Of Year Again For Flu Shots

Oct 12, 2017

Flu season is here and state officials are urging people to get vaccinated.

Around 36,000 people across the country die each year from the flu, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

David Morgan said getting vaccinated isn’t just to protect yourself, it’s to protect friends and family and not spread the virus. He’s with the state Department of Health.

“The bottom line is, when it comes to public health, a flu shot is up there with washing your hands," Morgan explained.

Morgan said people often have to go to work sick and the flu shot is a good bet for prevention. Elderly people and folks with weaker immune systems are particularly vulnerable. Last flu season 31 New Mexicans died.

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UNM Primary Care Clinics – flu shots for adults and children six months and older

  • October 7, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. - UNM Southwest Mesa Clinic, 301 Unser Blvd. SW
  • October 14, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. - UNM Westside Clinic, 48080 McMahon Blvd. NW, and UNM Family Medicine Clinic, 2400 Tucker Ave. NE
  • October 21, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. - UNM Family Health Clinic, 1209 University Blvd. NE
  • October 28, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. - UNM LoboCare Clinic, 1101 Medical Arts Ave. NE, Bldg. 4 and UNM Southeast Heights Clinic, 8200 Central Ave. SE
  • November 4, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. - UNM LoboCare Clinic, 1101 Medical Arts Ave. NE, Bldg. 4
  • November 11, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. - UNM North Valley Clinic, 3401 4th St. NW
  • November 18, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. - UNM Northeast Heights Clinic, 7801 Academy Rd. NE
  • December 2, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. - UNM Westside Clinic, 4808 McMahon Blvd. NW

UNM Specialty Care Clinics – Flu Shots for adults only

October 21, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.      

  • UNM Cardiology Clinic, 1101 Medical Arts Ave. NE
  • UNM Center for Digestive Disease, 1001 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. NE
  • UNM Urology, Vascular, Nephrology Clinic, 2211 Lomas Blvd. NE
  • UNM Orthopedics Faculty Clinic, 1101 Medical Arts Ave. NE
  • UNM Dermatology Clinic, 1021 Medical Arts Ave. NE

November 18, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • UNM Dermatology Clinic, 1021 Medical Arts Ave. NE
  • UNM Sleep Center Clinic, 1101 Medical Arts Ave. NE, Bldg. 2
  • UNM Cardiology Clinic, 1101 Medical Arts NE, Bldg. 4
  • UNM Medicine Specialties Clinic, UNM Main Hospital, 2211 Lomas Blvd. NE, fifth floor
  • UNM Urology, Vascular, Nephrology Clinic, UNM Main Hospital, 2211 Lomas Blvd. NE, first floor

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KUNM’s Public Health New Mexico project is funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the McCune Charitable Foundation