N.M. vaccine rollout hits the road with mobile clinics at schools

By: - September 7, 2021 6:12 pm

A popup vaccine clinic in the Student Union Building on the University of New Mexico campus in Albuquerque on Sept. 7, 2021. (Photo by Andrew Gunn for Source NM)

New Mexico continues to take its COVID-19 vaccine efforts to young people. 

DOH reported 2,510 new COVID-19 cases and 10 deaths over Labor Day weekend.

A total of 237,889 cases have been reported in New Mexico. 

The state’s Department of Health and Public Education Department are hosting several vaccination events this week at campuses in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Española, Tucumcari and Mora. 

Anyone can get a jab at the mobile vaccination school events, though the focus on getting students vaccinated. Vaccine is only available to people older than 12 around the U.S. right now. 

In New Mexico, anyone under 18 must provide a signed consent form, though their parents do not need to be present for the shot. The consent form can be accessed here

At these mobile clinics, people can receive their first shot or their booster of the FDA-approved Pfizer vaccine.

PED invites schools to apply for a mobile vaccination clinic. They request that there are at least 25 people — students, staff, community members —committed to getting a vaccine. 

In the last week, New Mexico has administered 23,132 shots. 

While Bernalillo County (80%), Santa Fe County (89%) and Rio Arriba County (91%) have some of the highest vaccine rates in the state, the other mobile clinic locations in Mora County (69%) and Quay County (51%) have numbers lower than the state average. 

  • 61%of New Mexicans 12-17 have received at least one shot of the vaccine.
  • 49% are fully vaccinated. 
  • More than 78% of adults in the state have received at least one dose.
  • 68% are fully vaccinated. 

Wednesday, Sept. 8:

Time Location Address City Vaccine
Noon-4 p.m. ACE Leadership Center 1240 Bellamah Ave. NW Albuquerque Pfizer
7:30-11 a.m. South Valley School 3426 Blake Road SW Albuquerque Pfizer
10 a.m.-2 p.m. UNM Student Union 301 Cornell Dr. NE Albuquerque Pfizer
10 a.m.-3 p.m. McCurdy High School 515 Camino Arbolera Espanola Pfizer
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mesaland Community College 911 S. 10th St. Tucumcari Pfizer


Thursday, Sept. 9:

9:30-Noon. Santa Fe School for the Deaf James A. Little entrance  Santa Fe Pfizer


Friday, Sept. 10:

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mora Elementary School 10 Ranger Road  Mora Pfizer

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Shaun Griswold
Shaun Griswold

Shaun Griswold is a journalist in Albuquerque. He is a citizen of the Pueblo of Laguna, and his ancestry also includes Jemez and Zuni on the maternal side of his family. He grew up in Albuquerque and Gallup. He brings a decade of print and broadcast news experience. Shaun reports on issues important to Native Americans in urban and tribal communities throughout the state, including education and child welfare.