COUNTY NEWS RELEASE
In response to the Food and Drug Administration’s recent authorization for emergency use of COVID-19 vaccines for children aged six months to five, Los Alamos County and Premier Medical Group have scheduled two vaccine clinics for this special population segment. On Monday, July 11, and Monday, July 18, Premier Medical Group will administer the Pfizer 6 months to 4 years vaccine and the Moderna 6 months to 5 years vaccine between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Mountain Elementary School, 2280 North Rd., Los Alamos.
Interested parents can schedule an appointment by visiting the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) vaccine website for dependent children. Instructions for adding dependent children to a parent’s profile and scheduling an appointment are at the bottom of the webpage. Once these steps are completed and an appointment is being scheduled, Los Alamos County officials instruct parents to choose “Los Alamos” and select “Mountain Elementary School” on the map (no event code is needed).
Officials indicate that parents can call NMDOH any day of the week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 1-855-600-3453 if assistance is required or if they prefer to schedule an appointment via phone. While appointments are preferred, walk-ins are welcome. Insurance and identification are not required. Future clinics will be scheduled to coincide with the recommended Moderna two-dose and Pfizer three-dose primary series.
Of course, parents can also contact their child’s pediatrician to schedule appointments to have the vaccine administered in the doctor’s office.
For more information on county-related issues regarding COVID-19, citizens can visit the county website at https://lacnm.com/COVID.