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Optum and Blue Cross Blue Shield Of New Mexico Will Be Offering Free Flu Shots at the Roundhouse

Release Date: 2/1/2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:

Becky Kenny, BCBSNM, 1-505-999-8806,
becky_kenny@bcbsnm.com
Debra Hammer, Optum, 1-505-967-7248,
DEBRA.HAMMER@abqhp.com

MEDIA ADVISORY

Optum AND BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD OF NEW MEXICO WILL BE OFFERING FREE FLU SHOTS AT THE ROUNDHOUSE

WHAT: Optum and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) are partnering together to provide free adult (18 years and older) flu shots on Friday at the Roundhouse. The general public is welcome.

WHY: The nation’s flu outbreak continues to increase and New Mexico is still experiencing high-levels of influenza-like-illness. ABQHP and BCBSNM urge New Mexicans who have not yet gotten the flu shot to consider doing so or consult with their doctor.  It’s not too late in the season to protect yourself and your loved ones with a flu shot.

WHEN: Friday, February 1, 2013 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: New Mexico State Capitol, the Roundhouse East side of the Roundhouse, corner of Old Santa Fe Trail and Paseo de Peralta Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico

With 300,000 members and serving another 100,000 New Mexicans through the nationwide BlueCard® Program, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico is the largest commercial health insurer in New Mexico. Since 1940, BCBSNM has been committed to promoting the health and wellness of its members and communities through accessible, cost-effective, quality health care. BCBSNM is a Division of Health Care Service Corporation, the country’s largest customer-owned health insurer and fourth largest health insurer overall. Health Care Service Corporation is a Mutual Legal Reserve Company and an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

About Optum

Optum is the largest independent, multi-specialty medical group in the Southwest and offers comprehensive healthcare services backed by more than 35 medical and surgical specialties to cover the health of New Mexicans from head to toe.  Optum is committed to a coordinated care, patient-centric model and keeping our community healthy with high quality healthcare.  Learn more at abqhp.com.

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