DOH plans free flu, Tdap vaccinations

January 2nd, 2013 at 5:41 pm by under Latest Posts

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Stanford Public Health Office in Albuquerque will be offering flu and Tdap (for whooping cough) vaccinations at no cost on Saturday.

People wanting to get vaccinated should call for an appointment to reduce their wait time, but walk-ins are also welcome.

Saturday, January 5, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Stanford Public Health Office
  • 1111 Stanford Dr. NE
  • Albuquerque, NM 87106
  • (505) 841-4100

The Department of Health’s public health offices around the state provide vaccine to people who are at high risk for serious illness or death from complications of flu, and people who have no health insurance. The Department of Health recommends the following high risk groups get vaccinated against the flu every year:

  • Children 6 months through four 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 immunosuppressed from medication or disease
  • 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
  • Health care personnel

To avoid catching the flu or passing it on to others, people should frequently wash their hands, cover their mouth and nose when sneezing and coughing and stay home when ill.

2 Responses to “DOH plans free flu, Tdap vaccinations”

  1. Michelle Meaders says:

    Who should get the Tdap (for whooping cough) vaccinations? Are they for kids or older people?

    1. Bill Diven says:

      The NMDOH website lists a pertussis/whooping cough vaccination schedule for children and suggests anyone who’s around children get a booster shot if they’ve been vaccinated before. Contact NMDOH for more information.

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