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Presbyterian to Provide Free Flu Shots for Community

Release Date:

October 2, 2017

RUIDOSO, N.M. – Presbyterian Medical Group will provide FREE flu shots to those 18 and older at the Stepping Into a Better You health fair and locations in Ruidoso, Carrizozo and Capitan during the hours listed below or until the vaccine is gone.

Presbyterian Medical Group FREE Flu Shot Locations:

Stepping Into a Better You – Health Fair
Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino
287 Carrizo Canyon Rd.
Mescalero, NM 88340
Saturday, October 21, 2017
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Carrizozo Health CenterCapitan Medical Clinic PMG at Lincoln County Medical Center
710 Avenue E. 405 Lincoln Way 121 El Paso Road
Carrizozo, NM 88301Capitan, NM 88316Ruidoso, NM 88345
Friday, October 13, 2017 Friday, October 27, 2017 Saturday, October 28, 2017
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.8 a.m. to noon9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 
The 2017-2018 flu vaccine will protect against four strains of seasonal flu:

  • Influenza A H3N2-type virus
  • Influenza A H1N1-type virus
  • Two Influenza B-type viruses

 
For their safety, children cannot receive flu shots at these locations. Please contact your child's primary care provider to receive a properly dosed flu shot. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone six months and older receive the flu vaccine.

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About Lincoln County Medical Center
Lincoln County Medical Center is a county-owned facility that has been leased and operated by Presbyterian Healthcare Services since 1972. This partnership is dedicated to improving the health of individuals, families and communities in Ruidoso and Lincoln County. Lincoln County Medical Center and Presbyterian Healthcare Services operate a hospital, a primary care and specialty clinic, three rural clinics and a countywide ambulance service in Lincoln County. Lincoln County Medical Center is one of eight hospitals run by Presbyterian, which also has a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group.

Press Contact:

Amanda Schoenberg
Sr. Corporate Communications Specialist
E-mail: aschoenbe@phs.org 
(831) 331-5785