Free flu shots will be offered throughout county in late October, early November

Shots will be available on first-come, first-served basis

The Daily Times staff
Health care

FARMINGTON — With cold weather setting in, flu season can't be far behind – and the San Juan Regional Medical Center is offering San Juan County residents the chance to receive a free vaccination.

The five clinics will take place in late October and early November at locations throughout the county. The vaccinations are available on a first-come, first-served basis for adults age 18 or older.

The first session takes place from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 26 in the north visitor parking lot at the hospital at the corner of Maple Street and Schwartz Avenue in Farmington. Participants in the drive-thru clinic are asked to wear a short-sleeve shirt or have their sleeve rolled up ahead of time and be ready to receive a vaccine when their car reaches the nurse who will be administering the shot.

The second clinic will take place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Oct. 29 at the Aztec Senior Center, 101 S. Park Ave. in Aztec, while the third clinic will be offered from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Nov. 6 at the Bloomfield Senior Center, 124 W. Ash Ave. in Bloomfield.

The fourth session takes place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Nov. 7 at the Lower Valley Senior Center, 17 County Road 6668 in Fruitland, and the final clinic will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 8 at the San Juan Health Partners Medical Office Building at 407 S. Schwartz Ave. in Farmington.

Anyone who belongs to a high-risk group of developing flu complications, such as adults 65 years and older, pregnant women and people with certain underlying medical conditions, are strongly encouraged to receive a flu shot.