NMDOH to host Albuquerque flu shot clinic

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – On Friday, January 31, the New Mexico Department of Health will host a flu shot clinic at their Albuquerque Midtown office location. The free clinic is for both children and adults and will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. while supplies last.

NMDOH encourages individuals who are at high risk of getting flu-related complications to attend the clinic. The department reports that everyone ages six months and older should get a flu vaccine.

The following groups are considered to be at high risk for developing flu-related complications:

  • Children ages 6-months through 4-years-old
  • Pregnant women
  • Adults ages 50 and older
  • People with certain chronic medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, lung disease, heart disease, and individuals who are immunocompromised
  • Individuals who live in nursing homes or long-term care facilities
  • People who live or care for those who are at high-risk complications from flu
  • American Indians and Alaskan Natives
  • Individuals who are morbidly obese
  • Those who work in healthcare and early childhood facilities

The Albuquerque Midtown Public Health Office is located at 2400 Wellesley Dr. NE.

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