New Mexico hospital gets flu vaccines back on track

Pubic flu shots are back on track in New Mexico

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — University of New Mexico Hospital is back on track with this year’s public flu shot clinics after manufacturing issues delayed delivery of the vaccine.

The hospital announced Monday the first drive-thru clinic will take place as scheduled Saturday in northeast Albuquerque.

Officials say they received a small shipment of vaccine two weeks ago and that was set aside for vulnerable patient populations.

Another shipment arrived last week and more doses are expected be delivered later this month, allowing the hospital to move forward with the free clinics.

Hospital epidemiologist Meghan Brett says people still have time to get vaccinated since flu season typically ramps up in December and peaks later in the winter.

The New Mexico Health Department is also holding vaccination clinics around the state.

 

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