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COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Information Sandoval County is currently in Phase 1B

01/15/2021
New Mexico launches statewide vaccine dashboard

Website offers data on vaccinations, provider locations, and registration

 The New Mexico Department of Health on Thursday announced the launch of the state’s vaccine dashboard.

The website - https://cvvaccine.nmhealth.org/public-dashboard.html - offers key up-to-the-day statistics about the state’s vaccination effort, including vaccines received in New Mexico, vaccines administered, vaccines administered in the last seven days, and total registrants to New Mexico’s vaccine registration website, vaccinenm.org. The site also features a map with the location of every active vaccination provider in the state.



01/11/2021
 EOC to begin vaccinations on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Jan. 19th

Starting on January 19th, 2021, the Sandoval County Emergency Operations Center (EOC), in partnership with the NM Department of Health (DOH), will be administering COVID-19 vaccinations on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the afternoon. The specific time will be relayed during or after an individual registers and confirmation is sent by DOH.

Starting the week of January 25th, 2021, the EOC and DOH will be increasing their allotments to 400 doses (200 first and 200 second) a week so there will be plenty of opportunity for personnel to start getting their first dose of the vaccine. A system has been created that will remind those who have received the first dose when they need to schedule for their second dose.

IF YOU HAVE ALREADY REGISTERED IN THE STATE SYSTEM, PLEASE LOG BACK IN AND DOUBLE CHECK ALL YOUR INFO.

There have been recent changes to the system and we want to make sure everyone is fully in the system and up-to-date.

Registration DOES NOT guarantee an immediate spot for vaccination. Upon registration, the web system will let the individual know, based on the identified DOH Phases, when they will be eligible and how to pick a day to get your vaccine.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. All registrations are being processed through the vaccine web portal: https://cvvaccine.nmhealth.org/ 



01/07/2021
State offers call center support for vaccine registration

New option on Department of Health hotline 

 The New Mexico Department of Health today announced that the DOH hotline now offers support for questions surrounding vaccine registration.

Nearly 300,000 New Mexicans have registered for vaccine at the state’s website: https://cvvaccine.nmhealth.org

The registration process is straightforward: users create a profile, enter health and other information, and then wait to receive notification from DOH when vaccine is available to them.

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, press option 0 for vaccine questions, and then option 4 for tech support.

Users who have other vaccine-related questions can call 1-855-600-3453 and simply press option 0 for vaccine questions.

“New Mexico is working to deliver vaccine as quickly and efficiently as possible. We encourage everyone to register - and we are pleased to provide in-person support to assist with that process,” said Dr. Tracie Collins, Secretary-Designate of the New Mexico Department of Health.



01/04/2021
State announces enhanced vaccine registration website

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that New Mexico’s vaccination website - vaccinenm.org - now enables users to complete comprehensive personal profiles. These profiles - which include personal medical conditions and employment information, along with other key data - allow the state to notify New Mexicans when vaccine doses become available in their area.

Vaccinenm.org is a registration and inventory management system that enables health care partners to manage real-time vaccine demand while increasing distribution efficiency and minimizing waste. Since its release two weeks ago, vaccinenm.org has seen more than 230,000 registrations - one in every ten New Mexicans. State officials believe it is the only system of its kind in the country.

For New Mexicans who wish to register for vaccine, the process is simple:

  1. Users submit basic contact information, including their employment category and medical conditions.
  2. Users are then contacted and prompted to fill out additional demographic and insurance information, at which point their profile is complete. (Vaccinations are free, but providing insurance information helps support the cost of the vaccination program.)
  3. Users wait to receive a notification that they may schedule a vaccination - and on the day of their appointment, they fill out a medical questionnaire about their current health.

The state will also launch a vaccine call center in the coming days, providing additional support for those who wish to register or ask questions about the process. A news release will accompany the call center launch.



12/24/2020
State launches vaccine sign-up website

New Mexicans can register for vaccinations when available, sign up for availability notifications

The New Mexico Department of Health announced on Wednesday the launch of a website that enables New Mexicans to receive notice when they qualify for COVID-19 vaccine. That website is available at cvvaccine.nmhealth.org/

New Mexico is currently offering vaccine doses to health care workers and staff and residents of long-term care facilities in Phase 1a of vaccine distribution. New

Mexicans who work in the following settings may also sign up to receive vaccine during this phase:

  • Health care workers who have direct contact with patients
  • Workers in other settings (such as congregate care facilities or private homes) who have direct contact with people or materials that may be infectious

“We are eager to distribute vaccine doses as quickly as we can - but that depends on the timeline of shipments from the federal government. This website will enable New Mexicans to sign up for vaccine doses - or to find out as soon as they qualify to receive them,” said Department of Health Secretary-Designate Tracie C. Collins, M.D.

Additional New Mexicans will be able to schedule their vaccinations as the Department of Health receives more information about the number and timing of further vaccine shipments in the coming weeks and months.

The goal is for every New Mexican to be able to easily get a COVID-19 vaccine when large quantities are available. The state expects that several thousand vaccination providers and numerous locations throughout the state will eventually be available, including doctors’ offices, retail pharmacies, hospitals, community locations, and federally qualified health centers.

For more information, please visit https://cv.nmhealth.org/covid-vaccine/



12/22/2020
Today, Sandoval County, in partnership with the New Mexico Department of Health, administered just over 50 Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to First Responders. This is the first wave of vaccines to be administered for First Responders who are not part of a tribal entity within our County. The departments involved today were Sandoval County Fire Rescue, Town of Bernalillo Fire Department, Village of Cochiti Lake Fire Department, Village of Corrales Fire Department, Village of Cuba Fire Department, and Rio Rancho Fire Rescue. In addition to the 50 doses administered today, Sandoval County is scheduled to administer another 25 vaccine doses tomorrow for these same departments.

Here are a few other COVID-19 Vaccine facts from the NM Department of Health to remember:

  • The Pfizer vaccine requires two doses. The second dose must be administered 21 days after the first dose. There is a 15-minute observation period after the vaccine is administered, and immunity does not take place until approximately seven days after the second dose.
  • Receiving the vaccine, no matter which brand, does not mean that COVID Safety Measures will go away. The vaccine is intended to prevent disease in the person receiving it, but there is not enough data available yet about whether or not the person can still transmit the disease. Therefore, even after the second dose of a vaccine, individuals will still need to wear masks, practice social distancing, wash hands, avoid gatherings and practice other COVID Safety Measures.
  • The groups currently eligible to receive the vaccine in New Mexico include high to medium-risk frontline healthcare workers and first responders.

As more vaccine doses arrive in New Mexico from Pfizer and any other manufacturers who secure FDA approval, the NM Department of Health will release information about groups eligible to receive the vaccines. The distribution tiers are still being developed.



12/15/2020
Today, New Mexico Department of Health Secretary-Designate Dr. Tracie Collins provided an update on the first COVID-19 vaccine to make its way to New Mexico. The first doses of the Pfizer vaccine, approved by the FDA for emergency use, arrived in our state yesterday (Dec. 14) with 17,550 expected in this first shipment for the entire state. Throughout this week, 30 hospitals in New Mexico will receive doses of the vaccine for use on high-risk to medium-risk frontline healthcare workers. Here are a few facts from the NM Department of Health:
  • The first doses to arrive are the Pfizer vaccine, which requires two doses. The second dose must be administered 21 days after the first dose. There is a 15-minute observation period after the vaccine is administered, and immunity does not take place until approximately seven days after the second dose.
  • The FDA, CDC and New Mexico Advisory team all reviewed the Pfizer vaccine data and agreed that it is appropriate for use.
  • Receiving the vaccine, no matter which brand, does not mean that COVID Safety Measures will go away. The vaccine is intended to prevent disease in the person receiving it, but there is not enough data available yet about whether or not the person can still transmit the disease. Therefore, even after the second dose of a vaccine, individuals will still need to wear masks, practice social distancing, wash hands, avoid gatherings and practice other COVID Safety Measures.
  • Once our second doses of vaccine arrive, the next group to receive them will be more healthcare workers and long-term care facility workers and residents. The plans for that distribution are still being developed. It is likely that the Moderna vaccine, if approved by the FDA, will be used for long-term care facilities.
     
As more vaccine doses arrive in New Mexico from Pfizer and any other manufacturers who secure FDA approval, the NM Department of Health will release information about groups eligible to receive the vaccines. The distribution tiers are still being developed.


12/14/2020
The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is in the process of developing a website for registration for the COVID-19 vaccine. Once built, all New Mexico residents will be able to login and register to receive a vaccination. It will be the responsibility of NMDOH to determine the order of vaccine distribution to the general public, based on a number of determining factors, such as whether or not the individual is in a High-Risk category.

Once completed and launched, the website will gather information supplied by the individual requesting a vaccine, and then will notify them of their status and when they will be able to receive the vaccine at a later date. NMDOH will be the point of contact for all vaccination information, and will notify Sandoval County's public health officials as soon as they know when shipments of the vaccine will be made available for the community. At that point, Sandoval County will begin advertising Vaccination Points of Distribution via news media outlets, social media, and county and partner websites or newsletters. It is anticipated that the earliest the County might receive vaccines for the general public is mid-March or April.