Los Alamos County and the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) will hold a vaccination clinic on Monday, Feb. 22 at the Los Alamos High School Gym located at 1300 Diamond Drive, Los Alamos. Eligible Los Alamos residents who are registered on the NMDOH should have already received an email or a text message with information on how to schedule an appointment. Appointments are required to receive a vaccine. No walk-ins will be accepted.
Due to a limited supply of vaccine, the NMDOH is prioritizing notifications to those in category 1B, primarily individuals who are 75 years and older and are most in need.
County officials offer the following recommendations for appointment holders:
- Check the appointment date and time. Independent of the County, Nambe Drugs through the NMDOH is also sending out invitations for weekly vaccination clinics that occur every Monday and Friday. These are held at Nambe Drugs located at Central Park Square and have some additional requirements.
- Arrive to Monday’s clinic no more than 15 minutes before the scheduled appointment time. Appointments are scheduled based on the number of individuals that can be processed in a half hour. Showing up too early or too late causes the vaccination wait time to increase.
- Complete the medical questionnaire in your NMDOH profile the morning of your appointment. Be sure to click “update” when done so that the medical questionnaire box turns green. This will expedite the check-in process.
- Bring to the clinic your NMDOH confirmation number (this is the seven-digit number provided to individuals when they initially registered for the vaccine on the NMDOH website).
- Dress warmly and in layers. The weather forecast for Monday indicates that it will be sunny with a high of 43 degrees. Staff has reconfigured the set-up of the vaccination clinic to reduce wait times outside, however it may still be necessary to wait outdoors for a short while. Once inside, individuals will need to expose the upper arm for the vaccination. Consider wearing a short-sleeved shirt under a sweater or jacket that can be easily removed.
Los Alamos residents who did not receive a NMDOH notification for this upcoming vaccination clinic are encouraged to remain patient. Clinics are being scheduled as soon as vaccine doses become available.
Los Alamos County Emergency Manager Beverley Simpson reminds individuals who are interested in receiving a vaccine that the first step is to register on the NMDOH website https://cvvaccine.nmhealth.org/. Individuals will receive a confirmation code which will allow the NMDOH to prioritize individuals and contact them when vaccines become available.
For more information, individuals can visit the NMDOH website: https://cvvaccine.nmhealth.org/faqs.html or call the hotline: 1-855-600-3453, press option 0 for vaccine questions, and then option 4 for tech support. County information on COVID-19 is available on the Los Alamos County website at: https://lacnm.com/COVID.