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NM DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH LEADS STATE'S VACCINE PLANNING

NM DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH LEADS STATE'S VACCINE PLANNING

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is leading the State of New Mexico’s COVID-19 Vaccination Preparedness Planning in close collaboration with other state agencies, as well as public, private and tribal partners throughout the state.

The vaccine is prioritized for frontline health care workers in hospital settings. The state will then provide vaccines to other frontline healthcare workers and first responders, as well as staff and residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.  This is in line with federal recommendations.

This means that not everyone will be able to be vaccinated right away, and vaccines may not be available to the general public until mid-2021. 

Please read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and review the Other Resources to become informed, so you can help protect yourself, your family, your friends, and your community.

Please direct questions about the vaccine availability and distribution to the NMDOH.

More than 250,000 New Mexicans have registered for the COVID-19 vaccine at https://cvvaccine.nmhealth.org and the DOH is encouraging all New Mexicans to register.  Basic contact information, employment category and medical conditions will be asked. DOH will send you a notification when the vaccine is available and you will be able to schedule your vaccine at a provider near you.  On the day of your appointment, you will fill out a medical questionnaire about your current health.  Vaccinations are free, but we will ask for insurance information to help support the cost of the vaccination program.  If you don’t have insurance, you can still get vaccinated. 

One last reminder: please maintain COVID safe practices: wear a mask, maintain physical distancing, avoid groups and wash your hands often. 

For more information, please go to www.cv.nmhealth.org

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