NMDOH issues guidance for COVID-19 booster shots
SANTA FE, N.M. – The New Mexico Department of Health on Friday announced guidelines for COVID-19 booster shots.
For residents who received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, the following groups of people are eligible for a booster shot at six months or more after receiving two full doses:
- 65 years and older
- 18 years and older who live in long-term care settins
- 18 years and older who have underlying medical conditions
- 18 years and older who work or live in high-risk settings
For residents who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, booster shots are recommended for anyone 18 years and older two months after being fully-vaccinated.
The Moderna booster shot is a half dose but immunocompromised people receiving thebooster shot will receive a full dose.
Residents can schedule their booster shot appointment at vaccineNM.org or by calling 1-855-600-3453. "Mix and match" booster scheduling will become available early next week.
Additional information can be found on the state’s booster website.