Free children's flu shot clinic in Clovis

Free children's flu shot clinic in Clovis

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New Mexico Department of Health Hosts Saturday Children's Flu Shot Clinic in Clovis

High-Risk Residents Strongly Encouraged to Attend

SANTA FE, N.M. – The New Mexico Department of Health’s Clovis Public Health Office, located at 1216 Cameo St in Clovis will be hosting a flu shot clinic on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. 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

• Native Americans 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.

The severity of flu season can vary from year to year, but seasonal flu vaccine protects against the influenza viruses expected to be most common during the upcoming season. Nothing can protect you from the flu better than getting vaccinated every year.

Flu vaccines are offered in many locations, including doctor's offices, hospitals and pharmacies, as well as by many employers and some schools. Public Health offices throughout the state have vaccines available for those without insurance.

For more information on the no-charge flu shot clinic, call the Clovis Public Health Office at 763-5583, option 4.

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