SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health will provide COVID-19 shots at no cost to children ages 5-11 at the Lovington Public Health Office beginning Monday, November 8th.
In order to schedule an appointment, parents must create a profile and add their children to their profile at vaccineNM.org.
Location: Lovington Public Health Office, 302 N. 5th St. Lovington, NM 88260
Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:00am-11:30am
On Tuesday, Nov. 2, the federal Centers for Disease Control signed off on the use of Pfizer vaccine for 5-11-year-olds. The vaccines – ⅓ the adult dose – are safe and highly effective at preventing serious COVID complications and death, and side effects are milder than in older children. The CDC estimates that every 10 vaccinations in the 5-11 age group can prevent a COVID case in the same age group.
In addition to receiving the initial vaccination and booster shots, the spread of COVID-19 can be minimized by masking in public, social distancing, avoiding crowds, and monitoring your health daily. If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, get tested today.
Lealia Nelson, Internal Communications Coordinator | LealiaA.Nelson@state.nm.us
The Department of Health works to promote health and wellness, improve health outcomes, and deliver services to all New Mexicans. As New Mexico’s largest state agency, DOH offers public health services in all 33 counties and collaborates with 23 Native American tribes, Pueblos and nations.