The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) has launched the COVID-19 Vaccine Registration System and are encouraging all New Mexicans to register for their COVID-19 vaccine and booster.
As part of the registration process at cvvaccine.nmhealth.org, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive profile about your medical conditions and your employment. These details are important to help the state in managing the vaccine distribution.
Per federal recommendations, the vaccine is being prioritized for frontline healthcare workers and first responders, as well as staff and residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. The general public are anticipated to be vaccinated by the middle of this year.
Registering now for your COVID-19 vaccine will ensure that you are notified as soon as vaccines are available in your area and/or related to the work you do. When you are notified you will be able to log in and schedule your appointment.
The vaccine is free to all recipients regardless of insurance or immigration status, as required by the federal government. Vaccination providers will be able to charge an administration fee that is reimbursed by your public or private insurance company, or for uninsured patients, by the federal Health Resources and Services Administration’s Provider Relief Fund.
Why is getting the vaccine important when we are taking other precautions?
According to the CDC, stopping a pandemic requires using all the tools available. Vaccines work with your immune system so your body will be ready to fight the virus if you are exposed.
Getting a vaccine and continuing with the practices of covering your mouth and nose with a mask and staying at least six feet away from others will help reduce your chances of being exposed to the virus or spreading it to others.
Along with the NMDOH, The University of New Mexico encourages students and employees to register for the vaccine. For information regarding vaccine safety, visit the CDC COVID-19 vaccination safety page.
Please note that The University of New Mexico does not independently administer the vaccine.