Public Flu Shots
Public flu shots at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center begin in October.
Credit: Steve Carr

With the start of flu season right around the corner UNM Hospital has scheduled more than two dozen free flu vaccination clinics during the months of October and November. 

Public clinics are scheduled throughout the Albuquerque area and at UNM Hospital. Two of the hospital's popular drive-thru clinics will be held Oct. 3 and Oct. 17.  

“Vaccinations are one of the most effective ways to protect yourself and your family from seasonal influenza," said UNM Hospital Epidemiologist Meghan Brett. "Everyone over the age of 6 months should have a flu shot." 

Those who visit the free drive-thru clinics – scheduled for Oct. 3 at the UNM North Campus Family Practice Center and on Oct. 17 at the UNM Northeast Heights Clinic – can receive flu vaccines without getting out of their cars.

“While it is impossible to forecast just how serious a flu season will be until we are in it, we do know there are no anticipated flu vaccine shortages. We expect to receive some 35,000 vaccine dosages,” said Brett.

All UNM Hospital public flu shot clinics are free. Following are schedules for the flu shot clinics which will be held in the Albuquerque area:

Oct. 3
Family Practice Clinic
, DRIVE THRU,  2400 Tucker NE,  8 a.m. – 2 p.m., ages 9 years and up                   

North Valley Clinic/ St. Theresa Parish Church, 3401 N. 4th Street, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., ages 6 years and up

Saturday, Oct. 10
1209 Primary Care Clinic
, 1209 University NE  9 a.m. – 1 p.m., ages 6 months and up
Young Children’s Health Center, 306 San Pedro SE,  8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m, ages 6 months and up
Westside Clinic, 4808 McMahon Blvd NW,  9 a.m. – 1 p.m., ages 6 months and up

Saturday, Oct. 17
Northeast Heights Clinic,  DRIVE THRU
, 7801 Academy NE, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., 8 years and up
Lobos Love Pink Homecoming Game – UNM Stadium parking lot, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m., adults only

Monday, Oct. 19
Vein and Cosmetic Clinic
, 7007 Wyoming NE, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., ages 6 months and up

Saturday, Oct. 24
UNM Center for Life
, 4700 Jefferson NE, 9 a.m. – noon, ages 6 years and up
Southwest Mesa Clinic, 301 Unser NW, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., ages 6 years and up

Saturday, Oct. 31
Lobo Care and Senior Health, 1101-4A Medical Arts Ave. NE,  9 a.m. – 2 p.m., ages 6 months and up

Saturday, Nov. 7
Southeast Heights Clinic,
8200 Central SE, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 8200 Central SE, ages 6 months and up

The public can also participate in flu vaccination clinics that will be held on the fifth floor of the Ambulatory Care Clinics (ACC) at UNM Hospital, 2211 Lomas Blvd. NE, during October and November.

The clinics, for ages 6 yrs. and up, are scheduled for:
Oct. 5             11 a.m. – 2 p.m.            
Oct. 6             10 a.m. – 1 p.m.             
Oct. 12           11 a.m. – 2 p.m.             
Oct. 13           11 a.m. – 2 p.m.             
Oct. 19           11 a.m. – 2 p.m.             
Oct. 20           11 a.m. – 2 p.m.            
Oct. 26           11 a.m. – 2 p.m.             

Nov. 2             11 a.m. – 2 p.m.             
Nov. 3             11 a.m. – 2 p.m.            
Nov. 9             11 a.m. – 2 p.m.             
Nov. 10           11 a.m. – 2 p.m.            
Nov. 16           11 a.m. – 2 p.m.            
Nov. 17           11 a.m. – 2 p.m.