LAS CRUCES – Las Cruces public schools will host a number of clinics to deliver the COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 5-11.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Nov. 2 that vaccines could be distributed immediately to the younger age group, and the state is working to set up clinics to distribute the doses.
New Mexico has received approximately 90,000 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for young children, according to health officials.
Las Cruces is expected to receive around 9,000 of the children’s vaccines, which is one-third the dose of the adult vaccine.
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Through a partnership with the New Mexico Department of Health and the Office of Emergency Management, LCPS has planned six clinics that will each have the COVID-19 vaccine and the flu vaccine.
The first clinic will open on Saturday, November 13th, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the administrative complex of Dr. Karen M. Trujillo, 505 S. Main St. The clinic will be at the southwest end of the building.
Parents must register their child online with the NMDOH at vakzinnm.org with the event code BNYSPNZ.
Printed and signed informed consent forms are required, but a limited number of forms are provided at the clinic for those who do not have access to a printer.
Vaccination clinics take place in the grammar schools of the following middle schools from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and are open to all LCPS students who are eligible for a vaccination:
- November 15th at Zia Middle School (Use code ZIAMS)
- November 16 at Sierra Middle School (Use the code SIERRAMS)
- November 17th at Mesa Middle School (Use code MESAMS)
- November 18 at Vista Middle School (Use code VISTAMS)
- Nov 19 Picacho Middle School (Use code PICACHOMS)