While vaccines are the most effective method to prevent the spread of COVID-19, masks, social distancing, and self-isolation measures continue to be necessary to protect New Mexicans. Download and view the pdf below for more information and guidance.
CDC is working with state and local public health officials to monitor the spread of Omicron. As of December 20, 2021, Omicron has been detected in most states and territories and is rapidly increasing the proportion of COVID-19 cases it is causing. CDC has been collaborating with global public health and industry partners to learn […]
Preventable Covid-19 hospitalizations are crippling hospitals nationwide and Gila Regional Medical Center (GRMC) is no exception. Hospitals everywhere, including GRMC, are closing ICU’s and other critical services in order to manage the overwhelming number of unvaccinated Covid patients. Right now, New Mexico is operating under crisis standards of care—essentially healthcare rationing–because our state is over […]
An amended emergency public health order issued last week by the state of New Mexico will effectively require many workers to receive a booster shot when eligible to protect against the ongoing spread of COVID-19.This state was one of the first to expand booster eligibility and for weeks has been recommending all vaccinated adults receive […]
The New Mexico Department of Health announced on Friday that COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine booster scheduling is now available for 16-17-year-olds. This follows federal approvals by the FDA and CDC and a review by the New Mexico Medical Advisory Team yesterday. Parents and guardians can register and schedule their children for vaccine boosters at vaccineNM.org. (Additional […]
This flyer is for printed distribution to agencies and clients, and lists COVID-19 resources of all kinds – testing sites and times, vaccination sites and times, local and state information and resources, including websites, podcasts, and interviews.
Pharmacies in Silver City Albertsons Pharmacy, 1956 US-180 E, Silver City. Hours: M-F 8am – 8pm, Sat-Sun 10am – 5pm Appointment required Register online first at the link below https://cvvaccine.nmhealth.org/my-registration.html Walgreens Pharmacy, 100 Rosedale Rd, Silver City. Hours: M-F 9am – 9pm, Saturday 9am – 6pm, Sunday 10am – 6pm. Pharmacy closed 1:30 – 2pm […]
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed an executive order expanding eligibility for COVID-19 booster shots to all New Mexico adults as part of the state’s strategy to address rising case numbers and hospitalizations, a trend being seen nationwide. New Mexicans aged 18 and over may now schedule a booster shot if: They received the Johnson & […]
Watch this message from Silver City and Grant County officials and medical professionals about protecting your children and your family from COVID-19 given the significant increase in cases.
Watch this message from Silver City and Grant County officials and medical professionals about protecting yourself and our community from COVID-19 given the significant increase in cases.
A $64 million grant from the American Rescue Plan through the CDC will provide funding for improved COVID-19 testing and resources at schools. The goal is to limit the length of time a student or staff needs to quarantine after being identified as a close contact. Check with your school for more information. Check out […]
Get your child vaccinated today and protect them from COVID-19 The New Mexico Department of Health and Public Education Department announced today that children ages 5 to 11 are now eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. This follows federal approvals by both the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC). […]
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has created unique challenges for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). To address them, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) created a COVID-19 toolkit with communication resources explaining in plain language how people with IDD and caregivers can protect themselves from the virus. To develop the […]
CDC has released new data on the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines in pregnant people and is recommending all people 12 years of age and older get vaccinated against COVID-19. “CDC encourages all pregnant people or people who are thinking about becoming pregnant and those breastfeeding to get vaccinated to protect themselves from COVID-19,” said […]
We need everyone to register for a vaccine and booster! Even if you are not in the group currently being vaccinated, or if you feel safe in your own situation, please register. You are not “cutting” in front of others in the line, so please don’t believe that your sacrifice saves a space for someone […]
Updated August 10, 2021 Grant County has a new vaccine website that answers frequent questions about the virus, offers vaccine registration, and provides other information as well. Check it out here: https://www.visitsilvercity.org/vaccine-grant-county.html
The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is calling on all New Mexico healthcare providers caring for immunosuppressed patients to register with the agency as an approved COVID-19 vaccine provider in anticipation of federal approval and recommendation for booster shots for portions of New Mexico’s population. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is imminently […]
Fraudulent use endangers public health, safety SANTA FE — The state of New Mexico is reminding the public that it is a crime to falsify or fraudulently use a CDC vaccination card because it puts the health and safety of others at great risk, including children who are too young to be vaccinated. As the […]
Updated August 10, 2021 People are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 two weeks after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or 2 weeks after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson [J&J]/Janssen). The following recommendations apply to non-healthcare settings. As of the July 28th guidance, fully […]
The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) on Tuesday announced that businesses, nonprofits, religious congregations, community centers, and other organizations can now request on-site vaccination events through a new DOH webform at getvaxnm.com. Organizations that can bring a minimum of 25 people to a vaccination event – through a combination of employees/members, family, or members […]
The New Mexico Departments of Health, Aging and Long-Term Services, and Human Services today announced a new initiative to recruit primary care providers into the COVID-19 vaccine distribution effort. “At this point in our COVID-19 vaccine distribution, no group is more important than primary health care providers,” said DOH Cabinet Secretary Dr. Tracie Collins. “Primary […]
FDA and CDC Lift Recommended Pause on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Use Following Thorough Safety Review
Following a thorough safety review, including two meetings of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have determined that the recommended pause regarding the use of the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 Vaccine in the U.S. should be lifted and […]
The NM Department of Health encourages all NM residents to register for their COVID-19 Vaccine. New Mexico is distributing vaccines as swiftly, efficiently, and equitably as possible. ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED at www.vaccineNM.org If you do not have access to the internet you can call 1-855-600-3453. And for Grant County residents, a vaccine hotline has […]
Talking with family and friends about the benefits of getting a COVID-19 vaccine can be hard. You can help by listening without judgement and identifying the root of their concerns. Things to remember to help open the discussion include: Listen to questions with empathy Ask open-ended questions to explore concerns Ask permission to share information […]
Updated August 12, 2021 COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you from getting COVID-19. You may have some side effects, which are normal signs that your body is building protection. These side effects may affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. Some people have no side effects. […]
Get the Answers Here! We want you to have all the facts as you make your decision to get vaccinated. Here are answers to important questions about FDA-approved vaccines.
The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is leading the State of New Mexico’s COVID-19 Vaccination Preparedness Planning in close collaboration with other state agencies, public, private and tribal partners throughout the state. Keep track of vaccination progress on the COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard.