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Vaccines are Not Just for Babies!

Are you up to date on all of your vaccinations? Please call your health care provider to find out. You may also call 1-866-681-5872 with questions, or test the word "Vaccines" to 505-903-1234 to have info sent directly to your phone.

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Pertussis Awareness

Pertussis, or whooping cough, is on the rise in New Mexico. Anyone can get pertussis and, in fact, increases in disease are occurring in all age groups. But babies who get pertussis are the group at greatest risk of complications, including pneumonia, seizures, brain damage and death.

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Fight the Flu

Getting the flu feels awful. Sometimes it can even be dangerous and lead to severe illness and complications, including death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccination each year. Click the banner above to learn what you need to do to fight the flu anywhere you go.

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Ebola: Get the Facts

The 2014 Ebola outbreak is one of the largest Ebola outbreaks in history and the first in West Africa. It is affecting four countries in West Africa: Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone, but does not pose a significant risk to the U.S. public. Click above to learn more about the symptoms, transmission, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment.

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You and Your Toddler

Feelings add spark to life. They can be both satisfying and upsetting. Feelings try to tell us something, usually about what we need to feel content. Toddlers will tell you what is going on by expressing strong feelings: shrieking for joy or screaming in anger. Toddlers have an uncontrollable desire to find out about themselves and their world.


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News

Always a Good Time for Parents, Teens to Say, “Let’s Talk.” October 30, 2014 - Teen Pregnancy Prevention - Awareness

We’ve all had the “How do I respond to THAT?” moment with our kids. In some cases, the questions get harder as they grow older. From questions about our bodies to baffling issues with bullies, we want to know (and want to help). There are pr... « read more »

New Spanish-Language Anti-Tobacco Campaign October 29, 2014 - Smoking Cessation - Healthy Living

The New Mexico Department of Health is announcing the launch of its new Spanish-Language anti-tobacco campaign. Twenty-nine percent of New Mexican residents primarily or exclusively speak Spanish in their home. Research shows that a significant porti... « read more »

Nueva Campaña Antitabaco en Español

Additional Flu Shot Clinics in Roosevelt County October 22, 2014 - Immunization - Vaccination

The immunization clinic is open to the public and free of charge. Everyone six months of age and older should get a flu vaccine each flu season, especially people in the following groups because they are at high risk of having serious flu-related com... « read more »

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Events

Flu (Influenza) Immunization - Shot Clinic Thursday November 20 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Portales Senior Center
421 N. Industrial Dr., Portales, NM 88130

The immunization clinic is open to the public and free of charge. Everyone six months of age and older should get a flu vaccine each flu season, especially people in the following groups because they are at high risk of having serious flu-related complications or because they live with or care for people at high risk for developing flu-related complications.