Get a Flu Shot!!!

WHY SHOULD YOU GET THE FLU SHOT?
Flu can strike the healthiest of people. Getting your flu shot doesn't just help keep you and your loved ones healthy and safe - it reduces stress on our healthcare system.

SHOULD EVERYONE GET A FLU SHOT?
Yes. lf you're a New Mexican, you should get your flu shot this year - particularly if you are a member of one or more of the following groups: people age 65 and older, young children, especially those under 2 years old, American Indian and Alaska Natives, people with chronic health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease, pregnant women and up to 2 weeks postpartum, and morbidly obese persons.

WHEN SHOULD YOU GET A FLU SHOT?
As soon as you can. The flu season typically begins in October, and the flu shot takes about 2 weeks for antibodies to develop and provide protection from the virus. This is why it is essential to get a flu shot before community spread begins or before you catch the virus itself.

WHERE CAN I GET MY FLU SHOT?
The New Mexico Department of Health and private providers throughout the state have the flu shot available for New Mexicans.