Quay County to receive more flu shots

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Thomas Garcia Quay and Harding County public health officials are working to ensure the county’s residents there is no shortage of flu vaccinations. “We have only received 50 percent of our seasonal flu vaccination order,” said Rebecca Jeanne Moralez, nurse manager of the Quay County Public Health Office. Moralez said a new batch of vaccinations […]

How the flu travels

Here is a illustration of how the flu virus can travel and be transmitted in your workspace or enviroment.

Three questions with Jeanne Moralez

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Who is helping to make the flu shot available to the public? The Public Health office is in collaboration with the county to ensure the residents are protected and vaccinated against the flu. Are the free flu-shot clinics part of the county’s efforts to improve the health and well being of the resident? Yes, as […]

H1N1 vaccine on the way

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor A vaccine for the H1N1 flu virus should be in Quay County by November, Quay County commissioners learned at their meeting Monday morning. Jeanne Moralez, a Quay County health nurse, said 300,000 units of the vaccine will be distributed throughout New Mexico. “All those units have to be divided […]

Colleges wary of flu outbreak

By Thomas Garcia and Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Local college campuses are taking the threat of H1N1 flu (swine flu) seriously. Eastern New Mexico University, Clovis Community College and Mesalands Community College are already preparing students to try and minimize any outbreaks. “Primarily for us it is going to be educational, telling people how […]

Swine flu confirmed at ENMU

Two cases of H1N1 flu have been confirmed at Eastern New Mexico University. ENMU President Steven Gamble said the confirmation came Friday, and the parents of the students — both of whom were from out of town — had taken them home. “If they can go home and recover there, we think that’s better for […]

Press Release: Update on swine flu in New Mexico

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The New Mexico Department of Health is asking laboratories to send only hospitalized cases for testing of H1N1 to its Scientific Laboratory in Albuquerque, according to a Friday announcement in a press release. The state’s Epidemiology and Response Division is focusing on investigating hospitalized cases to monitor severity of H1N1 illness in New Mexico, the […]

Press Release: Eight H1N1 cases now confirmed in state

By QCS Staff The number of H1N1 flu, swine flu, cases in New Mexico is now at eight, according to information released today from the New Mexico Department of Health. In all there are 20 probable cases in the state located in 10 counties. The ages range from infancy to 57 years old, the press […]

Health officials urge caution, not panic in face of flu

Sharna Johnson CLOVIS – New Mexico health officials urged eastern New Mexico residents to stress sanitation and hygiene, and stay home if they get sick, but don’t panic in the face of the H1N1 virus also known as swine flu. Gov. Bill Richardson, flanked by top state health officials, addressed the region on Monday morning […]

State closes 14 schools, NMAA supsends all practices and state competiton

Thomas Garcia More than a dozen schools across the state will be closed Monday and state athletic competitions are suspended as probable cases of the H1N1 or the swine flu are investigated, state health and athletic officials announced Sunday. No schools in Quay County are being closed, officials said. Fourteen schools will be closed beginning […]