New Mexico School Nurse's Association

NMDOH Flu Shot Clinic in Carlsbad

Posted almost 4 years ago by Becky Ellis

High-Risk Residents Strongly Encouraged to Attend

The New Mexico Department of Health's Carlsbad Public Health Office will be hosting a flu shot clinic on Thursday, November 19 @ 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM at the Carlsbad Senior Citizens Center, 1112 N. Mesa St., Carlsbad, NM. 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
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 Carlsbad Public Health Office at 575-885-4191 option 4.