MMC TO HOLD FREE SEASONAL FLU IMMUNIZATION CLINIC
September 28, 2011 - Memorial Medical Center will provide its annual Community Free Seasonal Flu Immunization Clinic from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., or while supplies last, on Saturday, October 8, 2011.
Free seasonal flu shots will be available for adults 18 years and older. The clinic will take place in the conference rooms located on the ground floor of the hospital annex. Enter the west parking lot from Terrace Drive, then follow the signs to the clinic. A drive-up station will also be available for those who have difficulty walking in.
Memorial Medical Center has provided the Free Flu Immunization Clinic as a community service each year since 1995. In 2010, MMC immunized over 3,800 individuals at our fall clinic. “Helping our community and its residents to achieve better health is Memorial Medical Center’s mission and our free flu shot clinic is just one of many ways we work to achieve that mission,” said MMC Infection Prevention Nurse Twyla Anderson.
Flu viruses are unpredictable and every season puts each person at risk for getting the flu. Flu is caused by a virus that can be spread by coughing, sneezing, or nasal secretions. Even healthy people can get sick from the flu, miss work, develop pneumonia and be hospitalized.
Everyone 6 months of age and older can benefit from the flu vaccine, but diabetics, individuals with chronic health conditions, adults over age 55, parents of small children, and healthcare workers should make a special effort to get their flu immunization every year.
Memorial Medical Center staff and Auxiliary members, student nurses from Dona Ana Community College and New Mexico State University(NMSU), NMSU Pre-Pharmacy students, and New Mexico Department of Health RNs will all volunteer on Saturday, October 8, 2011 to deliver the flu shots.
Please call 521-5300 for more information regarding the 2011 community seasonal flu immunization clinic.