Influenza Updates

Every year, at the start of flu season (typically October), SHAC provides free flu shots to the student community during the widely-publicized Flu Clinics  #Take One for Raymond. This annual event for students is funded by the SHAC Wellness Fee and contributions from various UNM and/or state entities. The vaccine is provided by the UNM Health System.


Flu Shots - Fall 2022 (Eff. Nov. 2022)

By Appointment for Students Only @ SHAC

UNM students: Call SHAC at (505) 277-3136 to schedule an appointment for a flu shot.

Cost: If applicable, SHAC will bill your health insurance plan. Note: Call to verify if SHAC can bill your insurance provider. Otherwise, the charge will be $25.00.

#Take One for Raymond: SHAC dedicates their annual flu shots in memory of UNM student Raymond Plotkin, who passed away from the H1N1 virus in 2009.


UNMH Public Flu Shot Clinic Schedule Fall 2022

for Students, Staff, Faculty & Community

 See also: UNM HR Fall 2022 Flu Shots 


Additional Flu Shot Options


  • UNM Faculty / Staff - by Appointment Only:

    • SHAC Pharmacy, SHAC Plaza Level: Call the SHAC Pharmacy at (505) 277-6306, option 3. 

      No Charge. Pharmacy will charge your prescription insurance.

    • Employee Occupational Health Services (EOHS), Family Practice Center, 2400 Tucker NE:  EOHS will give free flu shots to UNM/HSC staff. Call EOHS at (505) 272-8043.

    • LoboCare Clinic, 1101 Medical Arts Ave. NE, Bldg 4, Suite A. Employees and dependents enrolled in a UNM or UNMH employer-sponsored health plan are eligible to participate in the LoboCare Network. Call (505) 272-3935 to schedule an appointment for a free flu shot.

    • For staff / faculty who are 65 years or older: Consider receiving a high-dose vaccine, which is recommended by the CDC. The SHAC Pharmacy as well as other pharmacies carry the high-dose vaccine.

  • New Mexico Department of Health:

    The NM Department of Health offers vaccinations for people without insurance or who are otherwise not able to get vaccinated. For information on locations in your area, visit the Public Health Offices page. Or, call the Immunization Hotline at 1-800-280-1618 (option 4).

  • HealthMap Vaccine Finder

  • CDC Flu Vaccine Finder: Find a local pharmacy near you that offers flu shots.

  • Many local pharmacies and/or your primary care provider may have flu shots available.

 



COVID-19 Vaccine:


 

* * * Protecting Yourself and Others This Flu Season * * *

 


Similarities and Differences between Flu and COVID-19​ - CDC


Healthy Habits to Help Prevent Flu - CDC


Fight Germs. Wash Your Hands! Video


Protocol - When Making an Appointment to Be Seen at SHAC:

  1. Call SHAC at (505) 277-3136 before coming to the clinic and/or scheduling an appointment.
  2. Identify yourself as having flu-like symptoms (e.g., fever, cough, runny nose).

See also:

 

UNM Students:

Do you have questions or concerns about the flu? Call UNM Student Health & Counseling at (505) 277-3136.

 



In this photo, Raymond Plotkin smiled and wore a suit and tie.Take One For Raymond logo"Take One for Raymond" Flu Shot & Scholarship Initiative

UNM SHAC dedicates their annual flu shot clinics in memory of UNM student Raymond Plotkin, who passed away from the H1N1 virus in 2009.

Raymond’s parents established the “Take One for Raymond” Initiative and Scholarship program to encourage everyone to get their seasonal flu shots.

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