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City Rolls out New Mapping Tool for Upcoming Flu Shot Clinics

Flu shot drive more crucial than ever as community fights COVID-19, prepares for vaccine distribution

Sept. 25, 2020

The City of Albuquerque has launched a new tool to help residents find flu shots as we enter a critical season for fighting both the seasonal flu and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The online mapping tool provides dates, times, and locations of flu shot clinics including various free clinics.

Flu shot drives, including those from the City and its healthcare partners in the community, will also provide a critical test for the capacity to distribute an eventual vaccine for COVID-19.

Getting vaccinated for the flu helps reduce respiratory illness and preserve limited health care resources that may be in short supply due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Albuquerque has emerged as one of the healthiest cities in the country,” stated Mayor Tim Keller. “We want to keep it that way, and this tool makes it easy for Burqueños to do just that by getting their flu vaccine.”

Dr. Mark DiMenna, Deputy Director of the City’s Environmental Health Department, said, “The flu is a major public health concern and the risk of coinfection with COVID-19 could easily overwhelm our healthcare systems. Everyone who is able should get a flu shot this year.”

The first drive thru flu shot clinic is this Saturday, September 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2400 Tucker NE. The UNM-hosted clinic is available free for those ages six months and up. No insurance card is required. Residents are encouraged to wear sleeveless or short sleeve shirts for drive thru flu shots. Masks are required.

Find a flu shot clinic today at cabq.gov/flu. 

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Emergencies challenge the delivery and management of emergency public information, warning and emergency protective action notifications. The Albuquerque Joint Information Center (JIC) functions as a coordinated Albuquerque Metro Area public information system that will gather and analyze data related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in New Mexico and serve as a source of accurate and comprehensive information.