LAPS Superintendent Issues Update On COVID Vaccine To Staff

Aspen Elementary School Nurse Miceala (Misha) Brown, RN, BSN, was the first Los Alamos Public Schools employee to receive the Pfizer COVID vaccine. Misha also works at the Los Alamos Medical Center. Photo Courtesy LAPS

Los Alamos Public Schools Supt. Kurt Steinhaus has sent the following update on the COVID vaccine to district staff:

With FDA approval of the Pfizer COVID vaccine, New Mexico DOH has developed a state vaccination plan. It is posted on this website. The plan may soon change because an FDA panel has recently recommended emergency authorization of a second vaccine which was developed by Maderna. Here is a high-level summary of the NMDOH plan.

  • Phase 1: Health Care workers (currently being implemented)
  • Phase 2: People with chronic health conditions and those in congregate care like nursing homes and homeless shelters. Also included are EMTs, firefighters and people over the age of 65.
  • Phase 3: Includes teachers and school personnel (could be summer 2021 or sooner)