Posted at: 02/11/2014 4:40 PM
The New Mexico Department of Health in partnership with Torrance County government will be providing flu vaccinations on Friday, February 14 from noon to 6 p.m. at the McLeod Medical Center, 1108 U.S. Route 66 (W) in Moriarty, NM. The immunization clinic is open to the public at no cost.
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
People in these groups should also consider seeing their health care provider to be evaluated for antiviral medication if they develop flu symptoms.
For more information on the no-charge flu shot clinic, call the Moriarty Public Health Office at (505) 832-6782.