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Posted on: February 18, 2021

Public Notice: RMCHCS COVID Vaccination Distribution Update

Public Service Announcement
For Immediate Release
February 18, 2021
Contact: Ina Burmeister, Public Information Officer
505-863-7287

RMCHCS COVID VACCINATION DISTRIBUTION


Following New Mexico’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan, Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services (RMCHCS) is making appointments for individuals in Phase 1B of the plan. Call 505-488-2684 to make an appointment to receive the vaccine at RMCHCS College Clinic.

Currently those eligible for the vaccine include:

All individuals 75 years and older 

Individuals 16 years or older with:

  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney disease
  • Lung disease
  • Heart condition
  • Immunocompromised state 
  • Overweight or Obese
  • Pregnancy
  • Neurologic condition or stroke
  • Down syndrome
  • Sickle cell disease or thalassemia
  • Hypertension or high blood   pressure
  • Liver disease

Hospital personnel, residents and staff of long-term facilities, medical first responders, congregate setting workers, persons providing direct medical care and other in-person services, home-based health care and hospice workers are also eligible for vaccines.

For more detailed information on New Mexico’s Vaccine Allocation Plan you can go to: 

https://cv.nmhealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/2021.1.8-DOH-Phase-Guidance.pdf

While there is no out-of-pocket cost for the vaccine, insurances will be billed an administration fee. When calling for an appointment, please have your insurance information available.

Please continue using safe practices: wearing masks while in public, washing hands frequently, using hand sanitizers and practicing social distancing, even after receiving the vaccine. The continuation of these practices, in addition to the vaccine, are essential in helping stop the spread of the corona virus.


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