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News Release

New Mexico Department of Health

The New Mexico Department of Health today released its distribution plan for Phases 1B, 1C, and 2 for the COVID-19 vaccine. That plan is available here:

The Department also announced that New Mexico has officially moved into Phase 1B of the vaccination effort. This means that vaccine will be available to New Mexicans in the following sequence:

  • Individuals 75 years of age and older
  • Individuals 16 or older with underlying medical conditions that place them at greater risk from COVID-19
  • Frontline essential workers who cannot work remotely
  • Vulnerable populations (residents of congregate care settings)

Individuals in Phase 1A can continue to schedule vaccinations as well.

“DOH is pleased to release New Mexico’s vaccination plan - and to provide the clarity that New Mexicans seek about this critical effort,” said Dr. Tracie Collins, Secretary-Designate of the New Mexico Department of Health.

Dr. Collins will also host a remote news conference at 3 p.m. on Monday, January 11 to provide an update on the state’s vaccination distribution effort.

The news conference will be streamed live on the NMDOH Facebook page.

Members of the media will be able to participate remotely. If you would like the opportunity to ask questions, please RSVP to with your name and media affiliation and “RSVP” in the subject or body of the email. After your RSVP is received, you will receive more information about how to participate.

New Mexicans are encouraged to register for vaccination at NMDOH will notify registrants when vaccine is available.

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.

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