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H IDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2009 9 encourages people to make ppointment for seasonal flu vaccine now Submitted by NM DOH/Santa Fe The New Mexico" Depart- ment of Health announced today that it has started to ship seasonal flu vaccine to public health of-, rices and the department's long- term care facilities across the state. The New Mexico Depart- ment of Health and New Mexico Influenza Vaccine Con- sortium encourage people at higher risk of developing influ- enza complications and children six months through 18 years old to make an appointment with their healthcare provider to get their flu vaccine soon. The Department has also be- gun shipping children's seasonal flu vaccine to private providers statewide. Manufacturers typi- cally send flu vaccine in several shipments. The Department ex- pects to receive and ship 6hildren's vaccine throughout the fall and winter. For infor- mation about scheduled flu shot clinics, call Nurse Advice New Mexico toll-free at 866-681- 5872 or go online to www.nmivc.org/cliniclist.php, "This year, people will need to be protected against seasonal ~afluenza and H1N1 influenza. o it's very important that eople get their flu vaccine as soon as it is available." said Health Secretary Alfredo Vigil, MD. "Influenza can be a very serious disease, and protecting yourself with flu vaccine fs es- pecially important if you are at high risk for developing influ- enza complications." New Mexicans should con- tact their health care providers to receive flu vadcine. The Department's public health of- rices provide seasonal flu vac- cine to people who are at high risk for serious illness or death and people who have no health insurance. Public health offices are listed in the phonebook's blue pages under state govern- ment. Contact information for public health offices is also listed at www.nmhealth.org. This year. the Department of Health ordered about 70.000 doses of adult seasonal flu vac- cine and 245.000 doses of children's seasonal flu vaccine, which includes 112.500 doses of FluMist. a nasal spray for ages 2 through 18 years. The Depart- ment is continuing its school vaccination program that it pi- loted last year. There are more than 100 schools participating statewide with an estimated 60.000 school-age children re- | - Specializing in Elastomeric Paints Tile, Wood Floors & Replacement Windows Quality First, Always! ,John Tarango Owner Licensed 8, Bonded NM 353782 ceiving the vaccine. Informa- tion about school participation and flu vaccine clinics will be posted on www.immunizenm.org as clin- ics are scheduled. Those who face a higher risk of serious illness, death or exposing others to flu are en- couraged to receive theirvac- cines starting this month. They are: Residents of long-term care facilities Persons ages 2-64 years with chronic health con- ditions, such as asthma or other breathing problems, kidney dis- ease. heart diseas% diabetes. muscle or nerve disorders that can lead to breathing or swal- lowing problems, and children on long-term aspirin therapy. Children age 6 months up to their 19'h birthday Persons ages 50 years and older Pregnant women Healthcare workers who provide direct patient care Household contacts and out-of-home caregivers of chil- dren up to age 5, or anyone at increased risk of flu complica- tions To avoid catching the flu or passing it on to others, people should frequently wash their hands, cover their mouth and nose when sneezing and cough- ing and stay home when ill, Many of the people at high risk from the flu should also get a pneumonia shot if they have never had one. People who need to have the pneumococcal vac- cine are: age 65 and older, and adults 19 and older who smoke' or have chronic health condi- tions such as asthma, diabetes. cardiovascular or lung disease. cirrhosis, chronic renal failure or are immunocompromised due to lymphoma, organ trans- plant: multiple myeloma or Hodgkin disease. The Department of Health is planning influenza vaccina- tion clinics that will take place this fall or winter to protect people against the novel H1N1 -: straSrg~f'ii~tenza. The Depart- ment expects to start receiving H1N1 vaccine in October. 14th ANNUAL CELEBRATION AHS spirit alive duerinCgnFl'o'rnecoming Week By ELIZABETH RICHINS/ Hidalgo County Herald There's been plenty of Pan- ther Spirit at Animas High School this week as they participate in their Homecoming Week activi- ties. Plenty is going on, such as dress up days, Powder-Puff Foot- ball. Iron Man Volleyball. a Bon- fire. and even a Dance. Aside from all that fun. there's going to be plenty of action going on in sports. The Volleyball teams have a game against Cobre on Thurs- day and against Quemado on Fri- day, both in Animas. The Foot- ball team will take on Foothills for their Homecoming Game on Friday also. The dress-up days for the week are; Monday-Stoplight Day, Tuesday-Generation Day, Wednesday-Not There Day, and Thursday of course is EXTREME Green and White Day. Also. the Powder-Puff Football game was held on Tuesday night, while the Iron Man Volleyball Game was held Wednesday night. There will be a Bonfire held after the Cobre game on Thursday, and a dance following the football game on Friday night. Junior Candidates Sophomore Candidates Freshmen Candidates In Loving Memory of August 13, 1977' October 10, 200"8 our sister and bother, I know,you're now up in heaven . /ks i'm reminded of each day. __ I just can't stop thinking aboutyou And the thingsyou used. to do and say. I try to hide my heartache And say that I'm just fine. I go about my usual life With everyone around me being so kind. ! knowyou truly loved me And don't want me shedding tears. I knowyou'll wait for me in heaven If it takes a hundredyears. And even though I'm still on earth I missyou more each day. How can I look forward to tomorrow, When I still,can't accept today? How can I mend my broken heait When my brother has gone away? Myday now starts withoutyou And we feel so far apart. Butyou will forever be a part of me You now live within my heart. No one can ever takeyour place. rye stored the memories of your love. only comfort until I can jotnyou For all eternity in heaven above.