Free Flu Shots from UNMH

  •  Allison Giron
  •  Friday, October 2, 2015
UNM drive-thru flu shot clinic. Courtesy of UNMH

UNM drive-thru flu shot clinic. Courtesy of UNMH

Flu season is upon us and UNM Hospital has organized free flu vaccination clinics in Albuquerque throughout October and November.

According to New Mexico Department of Health “It is usually a relatively mild disease in healthy adults and older children, but it can be serious in the elderly and very young, pregnant women, and those with chronic illnesses or other health problems.”

UNM Hospital says the current influenza vaccine offers protection against four viruses. All of the UNM Hospital public flu shot clinics are free. Below is the schedule of the flu shot clinics that will be held in the Albuquerque area:

10/3/15: Family Practice ClinicDRIVE THRU,  2400 Tucker NE,  8 a.m. – 2 p.m., ages 9 years and up

10/3/15: North Valley Clinic/ St. Theresa Parish Church, 3401 N. 4th Street, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., ages 6 years and up

10/10/15: 1209 Primary Care Clinic, 1209 University NE  9 a.m. – 1 p.m., ages 6 months and up

10/10/15: Young Children’s Health Center, 306 San Pedro SE,  8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m, ages 6 months and up

10/10/15: Westside Clinic, 4808 McMahon Blvd NW,  9 a.m. – 1 p.m., ages 6 months and up

10/16/15: Adult Urgent Care Clinic,  UNMH, 2211 Lomas Blvd NE, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., ages 6 years and up

10/17/15Northeast Heights Clinic,  DRIVE THRU, 7801 Academy NE, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., 8 years and up

10/17/15Lobos Love Pink Homecoming Game – UNM Stadium parking lot, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m., adults only

10/19/15Vein and Cosmetic Clinic, 7007 Wyoming NE, 9 a.m.– 4 p.m., ages 6 months and up

10/24/15UNM Center for Life, 4700 Jefferson NE, 9 a.m. – noon, ages 6 years and up

10/24/15Southwest Mesa Clinic, 301 Unser NW, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., ages 6 months and up

10/31/15Lobo Care and Senior Health, 1101-4A Medical Arts Ave. NE,  9 a.m. – 2 p.m., ages 6 months and up

11/7/15: Southeast Heights Clinic, 8200 Central SE, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 8200 Central SE, ages 6 months and up

The public can also participate in flu vaccination clinics that will be held on the fifth floor of the Ambulatory Care Clinics (ACC) at UNM Hospital, 2211 Lomas Blvd. NE, during October and November. The clinics are scheduled for:

10/5/15             11 a.m. – 2 p.m.              6 yrs. and up

10/6/15             10 a.m. – 1 p.m.              6 yrs. and up

10/12/15           11 a.m. – 2 p.m.               6 yrs. and up

10/13/15           11 a.m. – 2 p.m.               6 yrs. and up

10/19/15           11 a.m. – 2 p.m.               6 yrs. and up

10/20/15           11 a.m. – 2 p.m.              6 yrs. and up

10/26/15           11 a.m. – 2 p.m.               6 yrs. and up

11/2/15             11 a.m. – 2 p.m.               6 yrs. and up

11/3/15             11 a.m. – 2 p.m.              6 yrs. and up

11/9/15             11 a.m. – 2 p.m.               6 yrs. and up

11/10/15           11 a.m. – 2 p.m.              6 yrs. and up

11/16/15           11 a.m. – 2 p.m.              6 yrs. and up

11/17/15           11 a.m. – 2 p.m.              6 yrs. and up

In case you’re wondering which viruses the shot will protect you from they are:

  • A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus
  • A/Switzerland/9715293/2013 (H3N2)-like virus
  • B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus. (This is a B/Yamagata lineage virus)
  • B/Brisbane/60/2008-like virus

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