Everyone ages 5 & older is eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
Getting your child immunized will protect them from getting COVID-19 and protect others around them. Vaccines are safe, effective, and free.
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Add Your Child or Dependent to Your Profile
Learn how to create and link a dependent’s profile to your own in order to manage it on their behalf.
Schedule a Vaccine Appointment for Your Child or Dependent
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Review Frequently Asked Questions about the Vaccine for Kids
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How to add children or dependents to your profile.
From this page you will learn how to link a dependent’s profile to your own in order to manage it on their behalf. You’ll be able to update profile info, schedule appointments, and complete guardian consent forms.
Step 1: Access the Dependents Screen
Once you’ve logged into your profile, click on the “Dependents” link on the left side, or scroll down to the “Add or Manage Dependents” section on the Registration Details section and click the blue button that reads “Manage Your Dependents”.
Step 2-a: Add a Dependent that already has a profile created on VaccineNM.org
If your dependent already has a profile on VaccineNM.org, enter their confirmation code, date of birth, and check the legal attestation. Click the blue button that reads “Add Dependent”.
Step 2-b: Add a Dependent that does NOT have a profile created on VaccineNM.org
If your dependent does not have a profile on VaccineNM.org, click the link that reads “If your dependent does not yet have a Vaccine NM profile, click here to create one.”. Complete the profile form and click the button that reads “Submit My Registration” to create a new profile for your dependent.
Step 3: Linked Dependents
Once you have successfully linked a dependent to your account, you will see their profile in the “Current Dependents” section of the Dependents page. To manage or schedule an appointment for a dependent click the blue button that reads “Manage/Schedule Appointment”. This will open the dependents profile.
Step 4: Scheduling an Appointment for a Dependent
From the dependents profile you will be able to schedule an appointment by clicking the “Schedule your Appointment” button on the Registration Details page. You can also return to your profile by click the “Back to Profile” link next to the guardians name in the dark blue bar at the top of the page.
You've got questions. We've got answers.
Everyone ages 5 and older is eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Getting your child immunized will protect them from getting COVID-19 and protect others around them. Vaccines are safe, effective, and free.
How do COVID-19 vaccines work for kids?
The COVID-19 vaccine works similarly to other vaccines your child may have had. Germs such as SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) invade and multiply inside the body. The vaccine stops this by teaching the immune system to recognize and make antibodies to fight the virus. After being immunized, kids will have strong protection against COVID-19. Clinical trials with children aged 5-11 found the Pfizer vaccine to be 91% effective at preventing sickness from COVID-19 and provides strong protection against serious illness.
For kids aged 5 to 11, it’s important to note that the doses of each vaccine are actually smaller than the amount that an adult would receive. Clinical trials found that smaller doses created a strong immune response in kids while helping ensure safety. If your child is 11 but about to turn 12, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends getting the dosage advised for your child’s current age.
What are the benefits of vaccination for children?
Getting your child immunized will protect them from getting COVID-19. Although fewer children and teens have been infected with COVID-19 than adults, they can still catch the virus, get sick, and spread COVID-19 to others. The vaccines will help protect the people around them, including family members, those at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19, or those who can’t get vaccinated.
Is the vaccine safe for my child?
Studies show that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective for children age 5 and up. The COVID-19 vaccination effort is being monitored more closely than any public health initiative in U.S. history. Clinical trials included thousands of children in these age groups and found authorized vaccines to be remarkably safe and effective.
Like adults, children and teens might have some side effects such as site injection pain, headache, fever and muscle ache after getting a COVID-19 vaccine. These side effects might affect your child or teen’s ability to do daily activities, but they should go away within a few days.
CDC, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners recommend that children age 5 and older get vaccinated against COVID-19. If you have questions or concerns, talk to a healthcare professional.
Will this impact my child's reproductive development?
No, the COVID-19 vaccines don’t affect puberty or a child or teen’s reproductive development in any way. There has been no evidence of vaccines impacting fertility or reproductive health in children or adults. Medical experts are confident that the vaccines are safe for growing bodies.
Are there any long term side effects on children?
Serious side effects that would cause a long-term health problem are extremely unlikely following a COVID-19 vaccine.
Studies with children ages 5 to 11 did not find any evidence of long-term side effects. In fact, long-term side effects following any vaccine are exceptionally rare. Historically, vaccine monitoring has shown that if side effects are going to happen, they tend to happen within six weeks of a vaccine dose.
For this reason, the Food and Drug Administration made sure each of the authorized COVID-19 vaccines was studied for at least eight weeks after the final dose. Millions of people have received COVID-19 vaccines, and no long-term side effects have been detected.
Why are doses different for kids aged 11 or younger?
If your child is 5 to 11 years old, then the COVID-19 vaccine dose they will get is very small — just 10 micrograms (or one-third of the dose for older ages). Clinical trials found that this small amount is all it takes to prepare the immune system so it can stop germs from making someone sick.
Doses are based on age (rather than weight) because vaccines do not travel through the bloodstream to go to all parts of someone’s body like other medicines such as antibiotics. Vaccines actually don’t travel around your body. Instead, cells in your immune system go to the spot where the vaccine is given and create an immune response near the injection site.
In clinical trials with children for the Pfizer vaccine, researchers found that children had the same strong immune response from the smaller dose while helping to ensure vaccination is as safe as possible.
If my child or teen has a disability, is it still recommended they get the COVID-19 vaccine?
CDC and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommend that all children over age 5 or older get immunized against COVID-19 as soon as they are eligible.
As COVID-19 continues to spread, children and teens with a disability may be at increased risk for more severe illness and complications from getting COVID-19.
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.
|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|
I want to schedule an appointment online
To schedule an appointment online click here and find a location.
I want to schedule an appointment by phone
To schedule your appointment by phone, call 1-855-600-3453, option 3 any day from 8 AM to 8 PM
I want to view the vaccination event calendar
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The most powerful voice against this pandemic is yours.
Your neighbors, colleagues, and friends have shared their experiences with COVID-19 and the vaccines. See what they have to say.
The Trusted Voices grassroots effort found trusted community members throughout New Mexico to share pandemic response messages with their audiences via social media. Listen to the voices of people you trust; those who understand you, your community and your lifestyle.
How does the registration process work?
Registering for the COVID-19 vaccine is easy! Follow the process and NMDOH will notify you when the vaccine is available in your community.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have questions about how to register, confirmation codes, appointments and more?
Do you need additional help?
Individuals 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, press option 0 for vaccine questions, and then option 3 for tech support. The call center is open every day from 8 AM to 5 PM.