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Student Health & Counseling

MSC 06 3870
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
Building 73

Phone: 505-277-3136
Fax: 505-277-2020

Influenza Updates

Flu Shots for UNM Students - Fall 2015

Take One For Raymond


SHAC will offer flu shots for UNM students (18 or older) on a walk-in basis at the Immunization Clinic, Monday through Thursday, 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM; and Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

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 about flu shots, call the SHAC Immunization Clinic at 277-7925. See also SHAC Promo Flyer.

SHAC Experts Explain Why Students Need Their Flu Shots − Article by Nicole Creaturo

UNM "Take One for Raymond" Flu Shot Clinic Video (Oct. 27, 2015)


The current 2015/2016 influenza vaccine offers protection against three viruses:

      • an A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus
      • an A/Switzerland/9715293/2013 (H3N2)-like virus
      • a B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus. (This is a B/Yamagata lineage virus)

Some of the 2015/2016 flu vaccine is quadrivalent and also protects against an additional B virus (B/Brisbane/60/2008-like virus).

Flu Shot Options for UNM Staff/Faculty and Community - Fall 2015

    • UNMH - Free Flu Shot Clinics for the Albuquerque Community (October - November 2015)

    • UNM LoboCare Clinic: UNM Employees with UNM health insurance plans may call LoboCare at 272-3935 (option #1) to schedule an appointment for a nurse visit to get a flu shot. LoboCare is located at 1101-4 Medical Arts, Bldg #4, Suite A.

    • UNM Employee Occupational Health, Family Practice Center, 2400 Tucker NE. UNM Employees may call (505) 272-8043 to schedule an appointment.

    • New Mexico Department of Health: For information about flu vaccination clinics throughout New Mexico, you can call the Immunization Hotline toll free at 1-866-681-5872.

Influenza Prevention Efforts at UNM (eff. Jan. 22, 2014)

Raymond Plotkin PhotoTake One For Raymond"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.

2015-2016 Raymond E. Plotkin Scholarship Recipient

Tatum Tracy

The 6th recipient of the Raymond E. Plotkin Scholarship in the UNM School of Engineering is Tatum Tracy.

She is currently a freshman student in Engineering and a graduate from Valley High School in Sanders, Arizona. Tatum is a General Engineering student, currently taking courses towards a Mechanical Engineering degree and her focus is Aerospace Engineering.  She dreams of someday to be able to work with airplanes and their structure. She shares a passion for becoming an engineer similar to her role model, Mary Golda Ross, the first Native American engineer. Tatum is a Native American student and is very proud of being full-blooded Navajo. She wants to give back to her Native American community and become a role model to other Navajo girls. Tatum came to UNM attracted by its research and the fact that she has family attending UNM that offer her a great support system.

For more information about the Raymond E. Plotkin Scholarship, visit the UNM School of Engineering website.

Note: Tatum stopped by the "Take One for Raymond" Flu Shot Clinic at the SUB Atrium on October 27, 2015, to have her photo taken in honor of Raymond.

Raymond's Parents @ Fall 2013 Flu Shot Clinics

Elaine and Ron Plotkin

Elaine and Ronnie Plotkin participated in the SHAC Flu Shot Clinics on Sep. 25 and 26, 2013 at the SUB Atrium. We really appreciated their help!

For more info about the "Take One for Raymond" Initiative and Scholarship Program, please see the following:

Influenza Updates, Resources, 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.

Wash your hands with soap and clean running water. Visit for more information.

UNM students with questions or concerns can call UNM Student Health & Counseling at (505) 277-3136.