RUIDOSO, N.M. – Lincoln County Medical Center is hosting a free drive-thru flu shot clinic on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 12-3 p.m., or while supplies last.
Flu shots will be given in front of the main hospital entrance, at 211 Sudderth Drive. Community members are asked to use the eastern most entrance to the hospital parking lot for their convenience.
"Our purpose is to improve the health of the community we serve – we hope to reach and protect as many people as possible ahead of the flu season," said Todd Oberheu, chief hospital executive.
Flu shots will be available for all ages. However, community members under age 5 must have previously had a flu shot to participate in the clinic. The 2018-2019 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
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 nine hospitals run by Presbyterian, which also has a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group.