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The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that its vaccination website – vaccinenm.org – now allows users to build a complete and comprehensive personal profile. By creating an individual profile, users can list their employment info and a full medical profile, including any pre-existing conditions. By building a more comprehensive site with users individual information allows the state to notify New Mexicans when vaccine doses become available in their area.
“Our highest priorities remain the same: ensuring that vaccine goes to those who are most exposed to infected people or infectious materials, and preventing vaccine from going to waste,” said DOH Secretary-Designate Dr. Tracie Collins. “Vaccinenm.org allows us to contact people and match them with local vaccination opportunities.”
More than 230,000 New Mexicans have registered on vaccinenm.org in the past two weeks. With this database, the site allows healthcare providers to manage real-time vaccine demand and need, and helps to increase efficiency in vaccine delivery. Unlike many vaccines, the current COVID-19 vaccine administered in New Mexico by Pfizer requires two doses and must be held in extreme cold settings. State officials believe vaccinenm.org is the only site of its kind in the country.
How to register for a vaccine:
1. Users submit basic contact information, including their employment category and medical conditions.
2. Users are then contacted and prompted to fill out additional demographic and insurance information, at which point their profile is complete. (Vaccinations are free, but providing insurance information helps support the cost of the vaccination program.)
3. Users wait to receive a notification that they may schedule a vaccination – and on the day of their appointment, they fill out a medical questionnaire about their current health.A vaccine call center will be launched in the next few days, which will provide more support for those with questions and concerns about the registration process.
A vaccine call center will be launched in the next few days, which will provide more support for those with questions and concerns about the registration process.