Vaccine Information

COVID-19 vaccine distribution information for CNM students, faculty, and staff.

Please visit this NMDOH website to learn more about the vaccine and the state’s current distribution criteria, as well as Frequently Asked Questions.

The State of New Mexico and the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) are starting to distribute a limited number of doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, which is currently being distributed primarily to frontline healthcare workers.

However, all New Mexicans can pre-register now to receive the vaccine when it becomes available for your demographic, as determined by the NMDOH. Once registered, you will be notified by the NMDOH when the vaccine is available for you.

Vaccine Prioritization

All higher education students and faculty working in healthcare settings and clinical rotations are encouraged to pre-register for the vaccine if they haven’t already done so. While all New Mexicans are encouraged to pre-register, vaccines will be distributed in order of priority based on the state’s guidelines.

Currently, CNM has not been informed by the state about whether college faculty members in general would get early prioritization for the vaccine. But if CNM receives specific information about the vaccine from the state related to CNM employees and students, we will share the information with the CNM community promptly.

Staying Safe During Vaccine Rollout

The NMDOH is advising that not everyone will be able to be vaccinated right away, and vaccines may not be available to the general public until mid-2021. Please stay committed to the safety protocols:

  • wear a face covering over your nose and mouth when around others;
  • stay at least six feet away from others and avoid gatherings;
  • avoid close contact with people who are sick;
  • and wash your hands often.

People who receive the vaccine will still need to take precautions and wear a mask, according to the NMDOH.

As CNM learns more, we will continue to keep you informed.

Vaccine Distribution Updates