As the COVID-19 vaccine becomes increasingly available to the general public, including our students, The University of New Mexico is reminding all of the need to register on the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) COVID-19 Vaccine Registration web site to be contacted for a vaccination.

The State announced last week that beginning April 5, anyone over the age of 16 is now eligible for vaccination, and that those who have received the first dose - either within the system or elsewhere – may now self-schedule their booster doses. If you have not yet done so, you are encouraged to register.

NMDOH also announced a new vaccine information website that addresses frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccines, including eligibility, registration, and other health-related topics. The site offers testimonials on COVID-19 vaccines from trusted voices in communities across New Mexico, including some of our fellow Lobos!

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is leading the State of New Mexico’s COVID-19 vaccination planning and implementation in close collaboration with other state agencies, as well as public, private and tribal partners throughout the state.

Additionally, as part of UNM's efforts to manage the spread of COVID-19, The University is encouraging all members of the UNM community to report their vaccination status via a new website. Having a sense of the level of immunity within the campus community through this method will help support administrator decisions for summer and fall classes and for increased research activity. The website, which is available to all faculty, staff and students to report their status, can be found at Vaccination Status. The direct URL is

For more information on the state's efforts to fight COVID-19, visit General Vaccine Information.