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NMDOH allows self-scheduling of vaccine booster shots

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New Mexicans who have received their first of two doses of COVID-19 vaccine from any source can now schedule their booster shot themselves, the New Mexico Department of Health announced Thursday.

Those who have registered at vaccinenm.org can log in and choose a location and available appointments for a booster shot, according to a press release from the Department of Health.

Appointments that were automatically scheduled through the vaccine registration site after a first dose do not need to be remade, according to David Morgan, media and social media manager for the New Mexico Department of Health.

State residents who received a first dose without registering at the state website can still register and schedule a second dose. They will just need to report when and which manufacturer’s vaccine they received, Moderna or Pfizer.

“In the vaccine activity section of the registration app, a person receiving their primary vaccination outside our database just needs to self-report when and what type of vaccine they received, thus allowing for scheduling of the matching booster,” Morgan said.

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Registrants just need to log in and can choose the location for an appointment, then choose from appointment days and times that are available.

“Our goal has always been to make registration and vaccination as easy as possible. Given an increase in vaccine supply, we are now able to offer New Mexicans the ability to self-schedule their booster appointments,” DOH Cabinet Secretary Dr. Tracie Collins said in the press release.

The health department also has a new website to address frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccines. The site includes information on eligibility, registration and other health-related topics. It can be found at www.vaccineNM.org/facts or in Spanish at vaccineNM.org/hechos.

On Monday, the state starts Phase 2 of its vaccine plan, opening vaccine eligibility to all New Mexicans age 16 or older.

City/RISD reporter Juno Ogle can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 205, or reporter04@rdrnews.com.

To keep up with local coverage of the coronavirus, go to rdrnews.com/category/news/covid-19-situation/.

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