Fall 2013 Flu Shots (eff. 5/15/13)
SHAC will offer free flu shots for UNM Students, Staff, and Faculty (anyone 18 years old or older) from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the SUB Atrium on the following dates:
- Wednesday & Thursday, September 25 & 26,
- Wednesday & Thursday, October 23 & 24, 2013
SHAC's "Take One for Raymond" flu shots are dedicated to the 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.
For information, call the SHAC Immunization Clinic at 277-7925.
"Take One for Raymond" Flu Shot & Scholarship Initiative
UNM SHAC dedicates their annual flu shot clinics in to the 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.
2012-2013 Scholarship Recipient
The 3rd recipient of the Raymond E. Plotkin Scholarship in the UNM School of Engineering is Kelly M. Hainline. She is currently a freshman student in Engineering from Alamogordo High School in Southern, New Mexico. She is also a recipient of the UNM Scholars Scholarship. Kelly is a General Engineering student, currently taking courses towards a Chemical Engineering degree. Kelly is a very determined and hard working student, who has found in UNM and the School of Engineering a great place to be! For more information about the Raymond E. Plotkin Scholarship, visit the UNM School of Engineering website.
2011-2012 Scholarship Recipient
The recipient of the 2011-2012 Raymond E. Plotkin scholarship was Paul Gilbreath, a Freshman in Engineering from Bellaire High School in Houston, TX.
Paul attended a flu shot clinic that SHAC offered on October 26, 2011, at the UNM SUB, for UNM students, staff, and faculty.
For more info about the "Take One for Raymond" Intitiative and Scholarship Program, please see the following:
- Parents of H1N1 victim encourage students to “take one for Raymond," by Dr. Peg Spencer, Daily Lobo Article, 9/21/12
- Engineering Student Services: Scholarship Recipient Announced (includes detailed info about the Raymond E. Plotkin Scholarship)
- Take One for Raymond Foundation is on Facebook!
- "Student's Legacy Inspires Vaccine Drive", Daily Lobo Article, 9/26/11
El Hospital de la Universidad de Nuevo Mexico y las Clinicas de UNM Ofrecen Vacunas Gratuitas Contra la Gripe o Flu
"Take One for Raymond and Protect Yourself From Flu", Daily Lobo Article, 10/4/10
- First Raymond E. Plotkin Scholarship Awarded, UNM News Today, 9/29/10
- "Community Mourns Teen H1N1 Flu Death", Houston Jewish Herald-Voice Article, Nov. 19, 2009
Information About 2012-2013 Flu Season
Influenza Prevention Efforts at UNM
We would like to share some information with you about influenza infection prevention efforts at UNM. Click on the links below for information:
Prevention Tips & Information:
There are precautions that everyone can take to stay healthy. Good hand washing is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of colds, flu, and other communicable diseases.
Updates & Resources: