Tierna Unruh-Enos is publisher at The Paper.

The New Mexico Dept of Health announced on Monday that anyone who is 40 years-old or older and is registered on vaccineNM.org can now schedule their own COVID-19 vaccine appointments.

Users can log in to vaccineNM.org using their confirmation code and date of birth, choose their location, and then select from available appointments in their area. Event codes for New Mexicans 40+ are no longer required, though they still are required for anyone under 40.

“This has always been the goal – to provide New Mexicans as much flexibility as possible in scheduling their vaccine appointments ,” said DOH Cabinet Secretary Dr. Tracie Collins. “And in the coming weeks, we intend to offer self-scheduling for all New Mexicans 16 years and older.” 

In the event that a user does not immediately find an available appointment, the DOH says they should login to check back again. Vaccine providers are continually updating their appointment schedules.

Seniors and those with disabilities can also call 1-800-432-2080 for support with registration and scheduling.