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Free SJRMC flu shot clinics start Saturday

Later clinics planned in other towns across county

The Daily Times staff
It doesn't take long to get a shot that could save a trip to the doctor or hospital when flu season kicks into high gear. Clinics are planned in Farmington, Aztec, Fruitland and Bloomfield.

 

FARMINGTON — Last year’s popular drive-thru flu shot clinic returns to San Juan Regional Medical Center’s north visitor’s parking lot Saturday, but shots will also be available at later clinics in Bloomfield, Aztec, Fruitland and Farmington.
“The clinics will be offered at five different Four Corners locations in October and November,” the hospital announced Wednesday in a press release. “The free flu shots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis for adults ages 18 and older.”
The clinic will be held at the corner of Maple Street and Schwartz Avenue in Farmington and operates from 9 a.m. until noon.
“To help the process run smoothly and avoid traffic backups, participants are asked to wear a short-sleeved shirt and be ready for the vaccine by the time their car reaches the nurse,” the release stated.         
While getting a shot is not a guarantee one won’t get the flu, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that as many people as possible get vaccinated each year.
High-risk groups include seniors, very young children, pregnant women and people with certain health conditions, the release said.

Three-day clinics and one early-evening clinic are also planned.
On Halloween, Oct. 31, the Aztec Senior Center hosts a clinic from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.  at 101 South Park Ave. in Aztec.
On Nov. 1 the Lower Valley Senior Center hosts a free clinic from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 17 County Road 6668 in Fruitland.

On Nov. 2, the Bloomfield Senior Center hosts a clinic from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 124 Ash Ave. in Bloomfield.
The last clinic is at San Juan Health Partners on Nov. 9 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Medical Office Building, 407 South Schwartz Ave., in Farmington.
For more information, go to San Juan Regional Medical Center’s website at sanjuanregional.com/2017fluclinics.