The following information is provided courtesy of Albuquerque Mayor Richard J. Berry's office.

It’s still not too late to protect you and your family from getting sick from H1N1 (Swine Flu) by receiving a free H1N1 vaccination at a local City of Albuquerque Community Center. Children under 10 years old who have already had one flu shot still need a second dose. So if it has been over 21 days from the first dose, these clinics offer an opportunity for parents to protect their children at no cost. Both the nasal mist and the shot will be available.

More information and maps to locations in Albuquerque are available on the following page at the City of Albuquerque website.

Note that while the Community Centers listed are not located in the University Heights neighborhood, flu shots are still available to any Albuquerque resident.

Vaccination is the best protection against the flu, and is recommended for everyone except those who had a test that was sent to a laboratory and got a diagnosis of confirmed H1N1.

Information on H1N1 flu in New Mexico is available from the New Mexico Department of Health. You can also get additional general information from the Centers for Disease Control about the flu shot and more general seasonal flu information from the federal government at

As of 2/3/10 the New Mexico Department of Health reported 53 deaths in New Mexico (20 in Bernalillo County) and 1,014 hospitalizations (252 in Bernalillo County) due to H1N1. Although influenza activity has decreased in New Mexico medical providers are still seeing some cases so it’s not late to protect yourself against future waves.

For more information, see or or call 311 in Albuquerque.