Sat. Feb 24th, 2024

FIRST NEW MEXICO DEATH CONFIRMED FROM THE FLU IN 2019

CLOVIS (KSMX)- The New Mexico Department of Health reports the first confirmed death of one 90-year-old patient dying of the flu in 2019 Bernalillo County.

“Flu can be fatal if left untreated or if a person – at any age – has a weakened immune system,” said NMDOH

Cabinet Secretary Kathy Kunkel. “Getting your flu vaccination every year is the single best way to protect you, your family, and our state’s most vulnerable residents, from infants to the elderly”.

Presbyterian Medical Group will provide free seasonal flu shots to the community on Saturday.

The shots will be offered from 8:30 a.m.- noon at 2200 W. 21st St.

The vaccine will protect against our strains of seasonal flu — Influenza A H3N2-type virus, Influenza A H1N1-type virus and two Influenza B-type viruses.

Shots will be offered until vaccines are gone and are available for individuals 5 years and older.

The Department of Health recommends that everyone six months of age and older get the flu vaccine each flu season.

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