The University of New
Mexico Center for Native American Health (UNM CNAH)is
collaborating with the Native American Community Academy
(NACA) and Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI)
to protect American Indian and Alaska Native students
and community members from influenza with two free flu
clinics, sponsored by Walgreens, on the UNM/NACA and SIPI
campuses on Tuesday, December 10, 2013.
In addition to the two free
flu clinics, they will host a flu forum at 12:00 p.m.
in the SIPI (Science and Technology Auditorium featuring
speakers from the UNM CNAH, SIPI, CDC and Indian Health
Service. All events are free and open to the public.
The flu clinics and forum
mark National influenza Week, December 8-14, 2013, a
national observance that was established to highlight the
importance of continuing influenza vaccination and to foster
greater use of influenza vaccine through the holiday season
into January and beyond.
American Indians and Alaska
Natives are more likely than other groups of people to get
sick from the flu, be hospitalized and even die from
flu-related complications. The best way to prevent the flu
is by getting vaccinated each year. Getting the flu vaccine
each year can keep you from getting sick and keep you from
spreading the flu to children and elders—those who can get
very sick from flu. The flu vaccine is recommended for
everyone– your whole family can get vaccinated.
American Community Academy (NACA)
(Next to UNM-Health Sciences Center Law, 1117 Stanford NE)
Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI)
Technology parking lot and auditorium)
9169 Coors Blvd. NW