Without H1N1 pandemic this year, concern rises over vaccine rate, potential for increased flu cases

ALBUQUERQUE — Experts estimate that the H1N1 pandemic encouraged 23 percent more people nationwide, on average, to get flu shots last fall. Now that the pandemic threat is generally over, insurers like Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) are concerned that members may be less motivated to vaccinate this year, which could […]

H1N1 vaccine available for Clovis students

CNJ staff Clovis Municipal Schools and the New Mexico Department of Health are offering students inoculations against swine flu. Students with paperwork turned in on time will be inoculated only with injectible H1N1 vaccine. The vaccine isn’t available in mist form. All CMS students will receive a vaccine information packet at school between Wednesday and […]

Business feature: Businesses taking steps to avoid flu

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Jade Gallegos, a Clovis Community College student who runs the information desk under the work-study program, said a lot of visitors stop to use a hand sanitizer station near the door. The college is one of a number of local organizations taking steps to prevent the spread of H1N1 flu. […]

State: Curry County woman dead from swine flu

Freedom New Mexico A 54-year-old Curry County woman and a Quay County infant are among four New Mexicans who died from the H1N1 flu virus this week, according to the state Department of Health. The Quay County infant had no other health conditions, but the Curry County woman suffered chronic health conditions, according to a […]

H1N1 vaccines being offered

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Department of Health Clovis office is offering free H1N1 flu vaccines, according to a news release. The vaccine will be given from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Clovis Civic Center to four priority groups. The vaccine will be given to children ages six months to […]

Press release: Curry, Quay county deaths blamed on H1N1

H1N1 Weekly Media Update: Nov. 24, 2009

Press release: Free H1N1 vaccine given Dec. 3

H1N1 flu vaccine will be given free of charge on Thursday, December 3rd from 9 am to 1pm at the Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd. The vaccine is for the following groups only:

DOD officials: Military will have enough H1N1 vaccine

By Judith Snyderman: Defense Media Activity-Emerging Media Directorate WASHINGTON — As shipments of some 3.7 million doses of H1N1 vaccine ordered by the Defense Department continue to arrive from the manufacturer, more than enough will be available for all military personnel and their beneficiaries, military medical experts said here Oct. 30. Navy Cmdr. Danny Shiau, […]

Tricare announces H1N1 immunization policy

American Forces Press Service FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Immunizations against the H1N1 virus will soon be available, and people are eager to take precautions. Tricare Prime, Standard and Extra beneficiaries can get their shots from network and non-network providers without paying a deductible or making a co-payment. A temporary waiver allows retired Tricare Prime enrollees […]

Prevention key to fighting H1N1 virus

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist All of our children have had H1N1 virus this past week. For some of them it was a particularly virulent form, with fevers over 105 F and a lot of worrying on our part. The pediatrician prescribed our youngest daughter, who is a little older than a year, Tamiflu, […]

Air Force officials to offer H1N1 vaccine

By Tech. Sgt. Amaani Lyle: Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs WASHINGTON — As part of the service’s preventative efforts to safeguard the health of the force, Air Force medical staffs are set to provide 1 million H1N1 vaccination doses to airmen and their family members by early November, officials said. Air Force medical […]

H1N1 side effects still unknown

Freedom New Mexico The nation’s health czar has spoken: All Americans should take the swine flu vaccine. We do have a right, however, to say that we’ll be the judge of that. What’s most important is that whatever decision people make, it should be made with as much knowledge as possible. Health and Human Services […]

ENMU Presenting ‘History of Flu and H1N1’ on Oct. 14

PORTALES—Health Services at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will present “The History of the Flu and H1NI” from 12-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 14, in the Aztec Room of the Campus Union Building. The presentation is free and open to the public. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch. Differences between viral and […]

Health workers to be among first to get H1N1 vaccine

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Cheryl Teitz, assistant emergency room director at PRMC, adminsters a shot at Plains Regional Medical Center. Adminstrators stress the hospital won’t be giving H1N1 vaccinations and the flu shot will only be available through regular medical providers. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Vaccine for the H1N1 flu virus is […]

Roosevelt County infant dead as result of H1N1

Guide to swine flu

Freedom New Mexico A Roosevelt County infant girl has died of the H1N1 flu, according to a news release from the state Department of Health. Late Thursday night, the department reported the death of the baby and a 5-year-old girl from Sandoval County. According to the release, neither child had a chronic medical condition. No […]

Group providing free flu shots

CNJ staff Plains Regional Medical Group will provide 300 free flu shots to the public Oct. 17. The shots will be available at 2200 West 21st Street from 8 a.m. to noon, or until the vaccine is gone. The flu shots do not including the H1N1 vaccine. A separate vaccine to protect against H1N1 influenza […]

H1N1 Weekly Media Update

The Disease The severity of illness due to H1N1 influenza has not changed nationally or in New Mexico from the spring. The illness has been mostly mild in New Mexico. Influenza-Like Illness The Department of Health will not know about or report every flu case in the state because not all cases are reported to […]

ENMU officials: Ill students had flu in same category as H1N1

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer The presumed H1N1 cases at Eastern New Mexico University have not been confirmed as such, though information was distributed announcing confirmed cases. ENMU Vice President of Student Affairs Judith Haislett said two students tested positive for influenza A, a type of flu virus that includes H1N1, also known as […]

ENMU confirms two swine flu cases

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Two cases of H1N1 flu have been confirmed at Eastern New Mexico University. ENMU President Steven Gamble said the confirmation came Friday, and parents of the students — both of whom were from out of town — took them home. “If they can go home and recover there, we […]

Colleges prepared to combat H1N1 flu

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Eastern New Mexico University is working to prepare students for the upcoming flu season and possible H1N1 with a small kit. It contains a mask, handy wipes and disposable thermometer. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Local campuses are taking the threat of H1N1 flu (swine flu) seriously. Eastern New […]