COUNTY NEWS RELEASE
Two vaccine clinics administering Moderna boosters will be held this Sunday, Nov. 14: A walk-in clinic in Los Alamos and a drive-through clinic in White Rock.
Los Alamos County, the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) and Trinity Urgent Care are administering the Moderna booster for select populations who have already received their primary series (first two doses of Moderna or Pfizer) or to anyone who is 18 years or older that received the single dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The clinic will be at the Los Alamos High School, 1300 Diamond Dr., Auxiliary Gym from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome, as long as there is sufficient vaccine supply.
A second drive-through clinic, hosted by the Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization and Nambe Drugs will administer the Moderna booster for individuals that are 50+ years of age. The event will be held in the parking lot of the White Rock Senior Center, 137 Longview Dr, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Interested individuals can determine eligibility for the booster and resister for either clinic on the NMDOH website https://vaccinenm.org/my-registration.html. Special event codes are as follows:
- Los Alamos High School: AKUNOXR
- White Rock Senior Center: SENIORS
According to the October 22, 2021, recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and the Prevention Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (CDC/ACIP) on the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine booster (third dose), those that should receive the single booster are as follows:
|Initial Vaccine Series||Time After Last Dose||Eligibility||Booster Type Availability|
|Moderna||6 mo. after 2nd Dose||65+ years, live in long-term care settings, have underlying health conditions, live or work in high-risk settings||Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson|
|Pfizer||6 mo. after 2nd Dose||65+ years, live in long-term care settings, have underlying health conditions, live or work in high-risk settings||Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson|
|Johnson & Johnson||2 mo. after 1st Dose||18+ years of age||Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson|
Appointment holders for the Los Alamos High School clinic are reminded to:
- Complete the online NMDOH medical questionnaire the morning of the clinic
- Complete and bring the Trinity Urgent Care Consent Form available online: https://lacnm.com/TUC-ConsentForm
- Bring your Medicare and medical insurance cards, if applicable
- Arrive within 10 to 15 minutes of the appointment time
- Bring the white CDC vaccination card
- Wear a mask.
For more information on county related issues regarding COVID-19, visit the county website at https://lacnm.com/COVID.