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No Cost Flu Vaccinations Offered in Las Cruces

October 25, 2016 - Immunization - Awareness

Walk-in and Drive-thru Service Provided Saturday, October 29th

Memorial Medical Center and MountainView Regional Medical Center will simultaneously host Boo to the Flu, the annual flu vaccination event in Las Cruces, at each hospital.  No cost flu shots will be available at both locations or while supplies last.  Please see the list of events below for specific locations and times.

MountainView Regional Medical Center
4311 E. Lohman Ave., Las Cruces, NM
Saturday, October 29 @ 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Memorial Medical Center
2450 S. Telshor Boulevard, Las Cruces, NM
Saturday, October 29 @ 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Drive-thru and walk-in service will be provided for adults. Families with children under 18-years-old will be required to park and enter either the Memorial Medical Center West Annex Building (Enter the north side of the Memorial Medical Center parking lot from Terrace Drive between Telshor and Don Roser), or the MountainView Regional Medical Center Children’s Wellness Clinic located in suite 100 inside the Medical Office Building. To expedite the process, visit the Mountain View Regional Medical Center. or Memorial Medical Center websites to download consent forms to bring with you on the day of the clinic.

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) recommends everyone six months of age and older get a flu vaccine each flu season, especially people in the following groups who are at high risk or live with and care for people at high risk for developing serious flu‐related complications, such as hospitalization and death:

  • Children younger than five years old, but especially children younger than two-years old.
  • Pregnant women. (any trimester, and up to two-weeks post-partum)
  • 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, including healthcare personnel and caregivers of babies younger than 6 months.
  • American Indians and Alaskan Natives.
  • People who are morbidly obese.

Last flu season in New Mexico, there were 30 influenza-related deaths identified in adults (60 percent among people 65 years and older) and one child, and 219 pneumonia-related deaths reported.

Boo to the Flu is created in partnership with the NMDOH Office of Border Health, Mountain View Regional Medical Center, Memorial Medical Center, the Doña Ana County Immunization Coalition, the United Way of Southwest New Mexico, the City of Las Cruces, Doña Ana County Government, Las Cruces Public Schools, New Mexico State University, and the United States/Mexico Border Health Commission.

For more information on the no-charge flu vaccination event, call David Morgan at 575-528-5197.

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