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Community Resource Center

Welcome to the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) Community Resource Center!

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Our vaccine mission at the NMDOH is to vaccinate New Mexicans swiftly, efficiently, and equitably to save lives and stop the spread of the virus. We hope this resource page can be one of the tools to help make it easier for communities to join us in the effort to vaccinate our most vulnerable populations. 

This website was developed with the input of our community partners. We hope this will be a helpful one-stop resource for our community partners, Community Health Workers (CHWs) and Community Health Representative (CHRs) to quickly link to registration, flyers,  training materials, data, and trusted resources.

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Updates

The New Mexico Department of Health wants to ensure everyone has equitable access to COVID-19 related news and other important information.

We have created powerpoints, specifically for community-based members, with a summary of new COVID-19 key messaging and data:

News Highlights

FDA Approval for Pfizer Vaccine

On the 23rd of August 2021, the FDA gave its first full approval of a COVID-19 vaccine. The Pfizer vaccine is no longer under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for those aged 16 years or older. Click below to learn more.

Ivermectin

The FDA has not approved Ivermectin as a drug to treat coronavirus. Taking large doses of this drug can be extremely dangerous and harmful.

COVID-19 Vaccine and Flu Shots: Safe to get together

CDC guidance states that it is safe to get the flu and COVID-19 vaccine at the same time. It is still highly recommended to get your flu shot for the 2021 season.

Vaccines and Fertility

Studies have found no evidence that vaccines affect fertility in children or adults. 

Delta Variant

The delta variant has been found to be 2X more contagious than previous coronaviruses. Data also suggests more severe illness in unvaccinated individuals who contract the delta variant compared to previous variants.

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Registration

There are three easy ways to get the vaccine in New Mexico. 

  1. Online Registration at vaccinenm.org
  2. Phone Registration by calling the hotline at 1-855-600-3453
  3. Walk-In at available sites.

Note: Children ages 12-17 are only eligible for Pfizer doses.
Anyone 18 and over are eligible for any doses: Pfizer, Moderna and J and J

Individual Vaccine Registration

1. Online (24/7):

Step 1: Go to vaccinenm.org/registration.html

Step 2: I want to create a new profile

Step 3: Follow the instructions on the site until completion.

Click I want to create a new profile

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR HOW TO FILL OUT FORM
Here is a link for additional instructions on how to fill out the form: cvvaccine.nmhealth.org/overview.html

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT REGISTRATION
Here is a link to frequently asked questions about the registration: cvvaccine.nmhealth.org/faqs.html

CONSENT FORMS FOR CHILDREN:
This is the link to download consent forms for children to get the vaccine. A parent or guardian must fill this out in order to get their child vaccinated:
cv.nmhealth.org/covid-vaccine/resources

2. Phone (Available 8AM-5PM every day):

Users who have questions or would like support with the registration process (including New Mexicans who do not have internet access) can dial 1-855-600-3453 and press 1 (o 3 para español).
Seniors and those with disabilities can call 1-800-432-2080 for support with registration and scheduling.

Step 1: Call 1-855-600-3453 Option 3
Step 2: Tell them you would like to make a vaccine appointment at a site near you
Step 3: Provide a zip code or area

3. Walk-In

Many of the NMDOH Sites take walk-ins.
Currently all the FEMA Mobile Team and NMDOH Sites take Walk-ins:

Step 1: Find a walk-in appointment
Step 2: Go to an event with the vaccine you need

Here is the link to the map where you can find your appointment: vaccinenm.org

On-Site Vaccine Event Request

Step 1: Go to vaccinenm.org/vaccination-site-request-form.html

Step 2:  Fill out the name and contact information of the person filling out the form:

Person completing this form

If another person will be the contact person, please fill out the person who will be the on-site coordinator so that the NMDOH can get back to you:

Person who will serve as event coordinator for on-site vaccination event

Then fill out the organization information:

Organization information

On the dropdown for type of organization, there are several different types of organizations that you can fill out. Select the one that closest matches your site:

Organization type

Then share the event details so our team can schedule appropriately:

Vaccination event details

And then finally, the site details so that we can know what type of thing we need to bring to the vaccination site:

Site details

Vaccine Event Calendars

Where to find events: Events organized by different people may be listed on different sites. The best way to find an event near you is to check for one on these sites:

  1. NMDOH Vaccine Event Calendar
  2.  Vaccines.gov
  3. “Got Shots” Vaccine Event Webpage

Uber and Lyft may be able to provide free or discounted rides to a COVID-19 vaccine site near you! Please visit each linked website for more information.

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Testing

Anyone who has any suspicion they may have COVID-19 symptoms or who has a known exposure to COVID-19 should get tested. Knowing whether you are infected with coronavirus can help protect yourself and your community.

Two ways to get tested are shown below:

VAULT: At-home self-testing

This self-testing service is offered at no-cost (including free shipping) and no insurance is required! After an order is placed, a testing kit will arive at your home and a VAULT supervisor will virtually guide you through how to use the test. Once your test is sent back to the lab, you will recieve your results between 24 to 48 hours.

Find a testing location near you

NMDOH maintains a testing site locator that can aid you in finding a COVID-19 testing location anywhere in the state of New Mexico. You can filter your search by city, zipcode, site types (such as walk-ins), and testing type (such as by ages for children). An interactive map showing various testing sites around the state is also included.

For additional help with finding a testing option for you, please contact the NMDOH helpline at: 1-855-600-3453

For information on testing protocols for detention centers or homeless shelters, click here.

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Antibody

What are antibodies?

Antibodies are proteins that are naturally produced by your body to identify foreign invaders that may cause you harm — like the coronavirus! They attach to the foreign molecule and prevent it from infecting other cells in your body.

What are monoclonal antibodies?

Monoclonal antibodies are created inside a laboratory, but act similar to the antibodies your body produces. Many monoclonal antibodies are approved by the FDA to help treat cancer and other autoimmune diseases. They are placed inside your body through intravenous infusion or by injection.

To read more from NMDOH about monoclonal antibodies, please visit cv.nmhealth.org/covid-19-monoclonal-antibody-treatments/

Who should be treated with monoclonal antibodies?

Anyone who is at high risk for getting severely sick from COVID-19 should get treatment. This includes:

Obesity with a BMI of 35 or greater

Chronic Kidney Disease

Pregnancy

Diabetes

Immunosuppressive Disease

Those aged 64 years and older

Those who are aged 55 years or younger who have one or more of the following conditions: Cardiovascular disease, Hypertension, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or another respiratory disease.

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Boosters

Booster shots

A booster shot is given to boost immunity that has decreased over time since the initial doses. A COVID-19 booster shot for people who were vaccinated 8 months ago is likely to be approved this fall. 

Additional Doses

An additional dose is recommended only for moderate to severely immunocompromised individuals who may not have not gotten a strong enough immune response from their initial COVID-19 vaccination series of either Moderna or Pfizer. This can be given 28 days after the second shot. 

Booster Dose: Commonly Asked Questions

Who qualifies for the booster shot at this time?

No one qualifies for the booster shot at this time. Check back for updates. 

When can I receive my booster shot?

Boosters will be available after the FDA and CDC approve and recommend a booster shot. Right now both agencies are reviewing safety and effectiveness data. 

Additional Dose: Commonly Asked Questions

Who is eligible for an additional dose of Pfizer or Moderna?

A comprehensive list of eligible conditions can be found on the CDC Website under “Who Needs an Additional COVID-19 Vaccine?“. Please talk to your provider or pharmacist to see if a 3rd dose of a COVID-19 vaccine is right for you.

How do I schedule an additional dose?

We recommend you schedule your third dose with your primary care physician, specialist, or pharmacist. You can also register for your third dose through the NMDOH website.

Does it matter which brand of vaccine I receive as my additional dose?

It is recommended that each individual get the same brand of vaccine they got for their first two doses.

How long should I wait after my second dose to receive the additional dose?

You should wait at least 28 days after your second shot.

What about those who have received the Johnson & Johnson single shot vaccine? Should they get an additional dose?

There is no recommendation for an additional shot for those who received the J&J (Janssen) vaccine at this time. 

For a downloadable fact-sheet on boosters versus additional doses:

Please click here for English.      Please click here for Spanish.

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Flyers

We have organized different types of flyers you can download and use for promoting your event.

Information on free printing of vaccine promotional flyers and other related materials will be available soon!

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Customizable Vaccine Event Flyers

The customizable event flyers can be edited or printed and written on to help advertise your vaccine events. They can be found by here: Customizable Event Flyers

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NMDOH Vaccine Promotion Flyers

These are flyers that can be used for the promotion of vaccine. These flyers can be found here in English and Spanish:
General COVID Vaccine Information Flyers

Other COVID-19 Vaccine Promotion Flyers

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NMDOH Infographics

These are infographics that can be used for education on COVID-19 and the vaccine. These can be found here in English and Spanish:

NMDOH Infographic Flyers

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COVID-19 Social Media Materials

These are social media materials that can be used to educate about COVID-19. These graphics can be found here in English and in Spanish:

National Insitute of Health Social Media Cards: COVID-19 Variant

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Additional COVID-19 Materials: Various Sources

These are helpful materials from various other organizations that can be used to educate about COVID-19. These can be found here:

Messaging Tips and Covid-19 Polling Data: deBeaumont Foundation

National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants Vaccine Promotion Flyers

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Flipcharts

Educational Flipchart 2nd Edition

A flipchart is an education tool used by CHWs throughout the world. This flipchart was created to help CHWs and other community partners to share vaccine facts, address vaccine concerns and myths,  educate about the COVID variants, and combat misinformation. One of the biggest threats to ending the COVID pandemic is information that is false, inaccurate or misleading. This flipchart was a co-creation by the NMDOH, partners at UNM’s Community Health Workers Initiatives, CHWs throughout the state, and our summer intern team.

How To Use the Flipchart

The flipchart is designed for use by CHWs and other community partners to share information with community members.

The flipchart is organized into four parts:

  1. Vaccine Facts
  2. Vaccine Concerns
  3. Vaccine Myths
  4. COVID-19 Variants

These sections were designed to make sharing information more navigable. If you have any suggestions please direct them to: dmatthewstrigg@salud.unm.edu

Flipchart Tutorial English
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Training

Sorry! This section is under construction. Please come back at a later date to find our CHWI training materials and other useful information!

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Data

Data is part of NMDOH’s Health Equity Plan. American Indian, Black/ African American, and Hispanic/ Latino populations, and people living in poverty have been hardest hit by COVID-19 in our state as seen in our COVID case reports. While much of our American Indian  populations have been vaccinated, our Black/ African American and Hispanic/ Latino populations as well as many of our poorest communities in New Mexico have lower vaccination rates. Being able to track the data on vaccinations by tracking racial/ethnic doses and the Social Vulnerability Index, can help us identify  where we need to focus our vaccination efforts to address health equity  so we don’t lose any more lives to COVID.

Collectively, we can all work to help prevent COVID illness, hospitalizations and deaths, and we can use data to track our efforts.

COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard: vaccinenm.org/public-dashboard.html

COVID-19 Act Now Realtime U.S. COVID-19 Map & Vaccine Tracker (can search different counties or the whole state): covidactnow.org/?s=21321055

COVID-19 Risk Map: Based Level of Transmission (Someone being able to give it to someone else); How high is your risk of getting COVID-19 in these areas? covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view

Vaccine Equity Risk Map: SVI stands for Social Vulnerability Index. It is a measure that combines categories such as poverty, housing and vehicle access to determine how well a community can respond to and recover from disease outbreaks like COVID or disasters. The higher the SVI, the more vulnerable a community is. On this map red means high social vulnerability and low vaccination rates. We need to focus our efforts in these areas: covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#vaccination-equity

COVID Epidemiology Reports: NMDOH is committed to providing New Mexico residents with the most current information regarding COVID-19 in the state. As part of the COVID-19 pandemic response, NMDOH collects and analyzes statewide data for COVID-19 positive cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. These are  updated weekly: cv.nmhealth.org/epidemiology-reports/

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Resources

New Mexico Department of Health Vaccine Resources

General Information about COVID: cv.nmhealth.org

General Information about the COVID19 Vaccine: cv.nmhealth.org/covid-vaccine

Print resources from NMDOH Website: cv.nmhealth.org/covid-vaccine/resources

Consent forms for children: cv.nmhealth.org/covid-vaccine/resources

Vaccine Facts Information about the Vaccine from the “Get the Facts” Campaign: getthefacts.vaccinenm.org

Trusted Voice Videos Series of Videos of influencers around New Mexico who have advocated for the vaccine: getthefacts.vaccinenm.org

Vaccine Facts Flyers: Dropbox – Vaccine FACTS Flyers – Multiple Languages – Simplify your life

CDC Links

Benefits of getting a vaccine: Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine | CDC; Español: Beneficios de vacunarse contra el COVID-19 | CDC

Myths and Facts from the CDC: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/facts.html

Relevant COVID-19 Resources Powerpoint (Slides 37-51): Vaccine Provider Toolkit

CDC COVID-19 Vaccine ChatBot: COVID-19 Vaccination Resources | CDC  

Scroll down the linked webpage to find the ChatBot, shown below. ChatBot features include:

1.) Answers to common questions and answers about COVID-19 vaccines that are authorized and recommended, or undergoing large-scale (Phase 3) clinical trials in the United States.

2.) 24-7 access to COVID-19 vaccine information on web-based devices, including mobile phones and tablets.

3.)Links to additional resources, such as where to find a COVID-19 vaccination location 

Videos and Other Links

CHWs Help Support State Vaccination Effort:

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Frequently Asked Questions

Question: I lost my vaccine card. How can I get another one?

Answer: New Mexicans who misplace their vaccine card can contact the provider that administered their vaccine and ask for a replacement. New Mexicans can also visit www.vaxviewnm.org to obtain their immunization record, which should show that they’ve completed the vaccine series (assuming the provider has correctly reported it to NMSIIS already). If you experience difficulty logging in, please call the NMSIIS Help Desk at 833-882-6454 for assistance.

Question: Does the COVID Vaccine cause infertility?

Answer: No, it does not cause infertility.

Claims that COVID-19 vaccines can cause infertility are circulating on social media and among some concerned individuals. There is zero scientifically based evidence that vaccines affect fertility. And that goes for men as well as women.

Here are is some additional information about COVID-19 vaccines and pregnancy:

  • During the COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials, participants were asked to not get pregnant. Despite this request, 23 women became pregnant after receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine as part of the clinical trials.
  • No adverse effects were reported by those women.

https://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/patients/coronavirus-information/vaccines/fertility

Question: Is misinformation a threat to beating the COVID19 Pandemic?

Answer: Yes, misinformation is a threat. The surgeon general declared misinformation a public health emergency. Here is the document that outlines what you can do:

https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/surgeon-general-misinformation-advisory.pdf

Highlighted Locations for Moderna or Pfizer Booster Doses.

Find a location below and register today! If these locations or times do not work for you, please view the full calendar here.

Date Location Start End City Event Code Vaccine Type
6/14/2021 Desert Sage Academy – Schedule 12:00 6:00 Santa Fe RLREDSR Pfizer
6/14/2021 Westside Community Center – Schedule 11:00 7:00 Albuquerque WRJYMWV Moderna
6/14/2021 Las Cruces Convention Center – Schedule 9:00 2:00 Las Cruces ERYORD Moderna
6/15/2021 Expo NM – Tingley Coliseum – Schedule 2:00 7:00 Albuquerque GSDGWW Pfizer
6/15/2021 Westside Community Center – Schedule 11:00 7:00 Albuquerque VOIMVXG Moderna
6/15/2021 Presbyterian – Schedule 9:00 7:00 Albuquerque MFFGJWH Pfizer
6/15/2021 Las Cruces Convention Center – Schedule 2:00 7:00 Las Cruces SEHDSK Moderna
6/16/2021 Desert Sage Academy – Schedule 12:00 6:00 Santa Fe CBBVRLY Pfizer
6/16/2021 Expo NM – Tingley Coliseum – Schedule 2:00 7:00 Albuquerque OYLRRO Pfizer
6/16/2021 Los Alamos High School – Schedule 12:00 2:00 Los Alamos QFCGZTO Moderna
6/16/2021 National Hispanic Cultural Center – Schedule 10:00 16:00 Albuquerque YYSLWO Moderna
6/16/2021 Westside Community Center – Schedule 11:00 7:00 Albuquerque ZGSOHHS Moderna
6/16/2021 Las Cruces Convention Center – Schedule 9:00 2:00 Las Cruces LOKETH Pfizer
6/17/2021 National Hispanic Cultural Center – Schedule 10:00 12:00 Albuquerque YYSLWO Moderna
6/17/2021 Desert Sage Academy – Schedule 10:00 12:00 Santa Fe OWEVDS Moderna
6/17/2021 National Hispanic Cultural Center – Schedule 9:00 11:00 Albuquerque TFHDOS Moderna
6/17/2021 Las Cruces Convention Center – Schedule 4:00 7:00 Las Cruces URTOSP Pfizer
6/17/2021 Westside Community Center – Schedule 11:00 7:00 Albuquerque VVJBOLZ Moderna
6/17/2021 Casa Feliz/International District – Schedule 3:00 8:00 Albuquerque FELIZ Pfizer
6/17/2021 Kewa Pueblo Health Corporation – Schedule 8:00 4:30 Santo Domingo 505-465-5524 Pfizer/Moderna
6/17/2021 Expo NM – Tingley Coliseum – Schedule 8:00 5:00 Albuquerque HMDJNDX Pfizer

Highlighted Locations for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Find a location below and register today! If these locations or times do not work for you, please view the full calendar here.

Date Location Start End City Event Code
6/14/2021 Desert Sage Academy – Schedule 12:00 6:00 Santa Fe RLREDSR
6/14/2021 Expo NM – Tingley Coliseum – Schedule 1:00 4:00 Albuquerque MFVZKPR
6/14/2021 Las Cruces Convention Center – Schedule 9:00 2:00 Las Cruces ERYORD
6/14/2021 Westside Community Center – Schedule 11:00 7:00 Albuquerque WRJYMWV
6/15/2021 Expo NM – Tingley Coliseum – Schedule 2:00 7:00 Albuquerque GSDGWW
6/15/2021 Presbyterian – Schedule 9:00 7:00 Albuquerque CGELVHA
6/15/2021 Las Cruces Convention Center – Schedule 2:00 7:00 Las Cruces SEHDSK
6/15/2021 UNM – The Pit – Schedule 8:00 12:00 Albuquerque BLBLZRK
6/15/2021 Westside Community Center – Schedule 11:00 7:00 Albuquerque VOIMVXG
6/16/2021 Desert Sage Academy – Schedule 12:00 6:00 Santa Fe CBBVRLY
6/16/2021 Estancia PHO – Schedule 12:00 12:30 Estanica FBADRFT
6/16/2021 Expo NM – Tingley Coliseum – Schedule 2:00 7:00 Albuquerque OYLRRO
6/16/2021 Los Alamos High School – Schedule 10:00 2:00 Los Alamos FREEDOM
6/16/2021 Westside Community Center – Schedule 11:00 7:00 Albuquerque ZGSOHHS
6/16/2021 Las Cruces Convention Center – Schedule 9:00 2:00 Las Cruces LOKETH
6/16/2021 Aztec PHO – Schedule 10:00 11:00 Aztec KRGYDND
6/16/2021 Grant County PHO – Schedule 8:00 9:30 Silver City BYYZZLL
6/16/2021 UNM – The Pit – Schedule 8:00 5:00 Albuquerque TQMDQAA
6/17/2021 Desert Sage Academy – Schedule 10:00 12:00 Santa Fe OWEVDS
6/17/2021 National Hispanic Cultural Center – Schedule 9:00 11:00 Albuquerque TFHDOS
6/17/2021 Las Cruces Convention Center – Schedule 4:00 7:00 Las Cruces URTOSP
6/17/2021 Nor Lea Hospital – Schedule 7:30 10:00 Hobbs DTHERN
6/17/2021 Roswell PHO – Schedule 9:30 12:00 Roswell UORNWI
6/17/2021 UNM – The Pit – Schedule 8:00 5:00 Albuquerque KTXKNFS
6/17/2021 Westside Community Center – Schedule 11:00 7:00 Albuquerque FFTZWHI
6/17/2021 Casa Feliz/International District – Schedule 3:00 8:00 Albuquerque FELIZ
6/17/2021 Kewa Pueblo Health Corporation – Schedule 8:00 4:30 Santo Domingo 505-465-5524
6/17/2021 John’s Pharmacy – Schedule 10:00 5:00 Albuquerque GZTYIUA
6/17/2021 Expo NM – Tingley Coliseum – Schedule 8:00 5:00 Albuquerque HMDJNDX