Aztec Urgent Care is giving vaccinations to children age 9 and older as recommended flu treatment in the Aztec, New Mexico area. (Children who are 8 and did not receive a dose last year, need 2 this year so they need to see their pediatrician)
Aztec Urgent Care is using the “regular” flu vaccine which is good in general for everyone, even those that are >65 yrs old. We will not be carrying the high dose. If someone >65 has multisystem issues and want the high dose vaccine, they should consult their Primary Care MD.
Per CDC Guidelines, Routine influenza vaccination is recommended for all persons aged 6 months and older with vaccination efforts focusing on delivering vaccination to persons who:
- are aged 6 months–4 years (59 months);
- are aged 50 years and older;
- have chronic pulmonary (including asthma), cardiovascular (except hypertension),
- renal, hepatic, neurologic, hematologic, or metabolic disorders (including diabetes mellitus);
- are immunosuppressed (including immunosuppression caused by medications or by human immunodeficiency virus);
- are or will be pregnant during the influenza season;
- are aged 6 months–18 years and receiving long-term aspirin therapy and who therefore might be at risk for experiencing Reye syndrome after influenza virus infection;
- are residents of nursing homes and other chronic-care facilities;
- are American Indians/Alaska Natives;
- are morbidly obese (body-mass index is 40 or greater);
- are health-care personnel;
- are household contacts and caregivers of children aged younger than 5 years and adults aged 50 years and older, with particular emphasis on vaccinating contacts of children aged younger than 6 months; and
- are household contacts and caregivers of persons with medical conditions that put them at higher risk for severe complications from influenza.