Time For A Flu Vaccine

Flu Vaccine

Who Should Get a Flu Shot and When?

It is recommended that everyone 6 months and older get a flu shot every flu season. Flu season starts in the fall and goes through the winter. It is recommended you get vaccinated early in the season, such as September or October.

What Types of Flu Vaccines Are Available?

The flu vaccine can come in the form of:

  • An injection in the arm
  • A nasal spray (available for ages 2 – 49 years old)

Flu Vaccine for People with Egg Allergies

People with an egg allergy can get any flu vaccine. Starting this flu season (2023/2024), there are no special recommendations for people who are allergic to eggs.

Where Can I Get Vaccinated?

  • Most drug store chains and primary care offices offer flu immunizations.
  • The New Mexico Department of Health offers vaccinations for people without insurance or who are otherwise not able to get vaccinated. People with Medicaid or other health insurance should bring their insurance cards with them to the clinic.

Visit the Vaccines for Adults without Insurance Site Finder for an interactive map to find a provider near you that vaccinates uninsured adults.

Most sites offer flu vaccine as well as other vaccines such as hepatitis B, hepatitis A, MMR, Tdap and others. Please call the provider to confirm vaccine availability and make an appointment. Adults with private health insurance, Medicaid and/or Medicare can receive vaccines at their provider’s office or at a pharmacy.

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