NMDOH URGING FLU SHOT AFTER DEATH TOLL RISING IN NM
NEW MEXICO (KSMX) – The New Mexico Department of Health is urging residents over six months of age and older to get the flu shot, following the rising numbers of deaths in the state from Influenza. The most recent total of flu deaths this season has risen to four. The department says all those who died were over age 50. Flu season peaks annually between December and February, and NMDOH encourages residents who haven’t gotten their flu shot yet to get one, especially if they are among those most at risk for flu-related complications or live or work with people in those at-risk populations. Those among the list include pregnant women, children younger than five, adults over 50, those who live in nursing homes or other long-term care facilities and those who may have illnesses that would compromise their immune system.