New Mexicans who have received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine are now able to schedule their own booster shot, state health officials announced Thursday.

To make a booster appointment, log in to vaccineNM.org, choose a location and then select a time from the list of available options. 

Any resident who has gotten their first shot — through the vaccineNM.org system or elsewhere — is able to schedule a booster shot.

“Our goal has always been to make registration and vaccination as easy as possible," Dr. Tracie Collins, the state's health secretary, said in a statement. "Given an increase in vaccine supply, we are now able to offer New Mexicans the ability to self-schedule their booster appointments.”

Beginning Monday, New Mexico will expand vaccine eligibility to all residents older than 16. The state has given out more than 1.2 million shots since it began inoculating residents in December.

The New Mexico Department of Health also announced it has launched a website, vaccineNM.org/facts, that answers frequently asked questions about the vaccine.

(6) comments

Donna Landwehr

When I got my first shot they were unable to schedule the second one. I just went out and scheduled myself for my second shot. Easy peasy, no problems! Really appreciate being able to do this myself, as opposed to waiting for an email.

Sandra Anderson

After getting a first shot----St. Vincent's immediately gave me an appointment time for

the second------so what is this idea that anyone would need to go and schedule a second

appointment? My understanding is that it has already been taken care of......

Is a second shot the same as a booster? Need some follow up clarity after this article

has been posted. ( though I am simply following what has been already set-up for my

next shot)

Chris Mechels

St. V's does not schedule shots through the DOH system, they use the state immunization system. This adds to the confusion.

Rachel Thompson

I went to that website and without an event code one cannot make an appointment. Where do I get an event code? This is ridiculous and infuriating. The idea that anybody can now get a vaccination is just poppycock.

Jim Sche

The articel does say starting Monday you will be able to do this. The article was posted Thursday, April 1st so the next Monday would

Rachel Thompson

Is a booster shot the same as the second shot? Disgraces all kinds of questions about whether the booster has to match the first one and so forth. I will go to that website, but it would be nice if you your reporter could dig a little bit into this stuff.

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