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David Morgan
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Las Cruces Says, “Boo to the flu!” with No Cost Flu Vaccinations

October 10, 2018 - Immunization - Vaccination

Drive-thru and Walk-in Service Provided Saturday, October 27th

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 Saturday, October 27th. No cost flu shots will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at both locations or while supplies last.

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 MMC’s parking lot from Terrace Drive between Telshor and Don Roser), or the MountainView Outpatient Plaza Building located at 4301 East Lohman Avenue. To expedite the process, visit the Mountain View Regional Medical Center. site or the Memorial Medical Center site 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

Boo to the Flu is created in partnership with the NMDOH Office of Border Health, MountainView 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 (575) 528-5197.

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Las Cruces Dice, "Boo to the flu" con Vacunas Gratuitas Contra la Influenza