Did you know 49 million people were sick from the flu during the 2017-2018 flu season? Flu vaccinations can reduce the risk of going to the doctor with the flu by 40 to 60 percent.
Ideally, people should begin getting vaccinated soon after the flu vaccine becomes available, ideally by the end of October, according to the New Mexico Department of Health. There are many resources available to receive the flu vaccination for free.
UNM Student Health & Counseling (SHAC) will offer free flu shots for anyone 18 years or older, including faculty and staff, on Tuesday, Oct. 1 and Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the UNM SUB Atrium (while supplies last).
SHAC dedicates their annual flu shot clinics in memory of UNM student Raymond Plotkin, who passed away from the H1N1 virus in 2009. For more information or questions about SHAC Flu Shots, call SHAC at 505-277-3136.
All benefit-eligible employees enrolled in a UNM Medical and Prescription Plan have access to no cost flu shots through their PCP. Be sure to discuss with your doctor.
NM Department of Health
Get the facts on the flu and the vaccine, including who is most at risk and the symptoms of the flu, at the New Mexico Department of Health website.