The University of New Mexico will host a COVID Pfizer booster vaccination clinic on Saturday, Jan. 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Ballroom C of the Student Union Building Ballroom (SUB). The clinic, which will be operated by the UNM Hospital (UNMH), is open to all faculty, staff and students as well as the general public.

The event code for the campus community is vaxthepack. Individuals will be able to use that code to schedule their vaccine through the state website vaccinenm.org. UNM is strongly encouraging individuals to pre-register for the vaccine to help expedite the on-site process. Pre-registration saves an incredible amount of time for the providers and leads to much greater efficiency throughout the clinic. Only adult booster vaccines (16 and older) will be available at this clinic. Adolescents (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

UNM faculty, staff and students who received their second dose of an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) on or before June 15, 2021, or their single dose of a viral vector vaccine (Johnson & Johnson) on or before Oct. 15, 2021, must provide documentation of receipt of a booster dose no later than Jan. 17, 2022.

If you received your second dose of an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) after June 15, 2021, or your single dose of a viral vector vaccine (Johnson & Johnson) after Oct. 15, 2021, you must provide documentation of receipt of a booster within four weeks of eligibility, according to criteria provided by the FDA (6 months after completing an initial two-dose mRNA vaccine series, and 2 months after receiving a viral vector vaccine).  

UNM began requiring full COVID-19 vaccination for all faculty, staff, and students no later than Sept. 30, 2021, and followed up with a COVID vaccine booster requirement by Jan. 17, 2022. All New Mexicans, age 16 and older, are eligible for the COVID-19 booster vaccine. Vaccination is free and also readily available at a variety of accessible locations.

Visit the New Mexico Department of Health Vaccine Registration System to check your booster eligibility and find a location to receive your shot. Once you’ve received your booster, simply update your status at the UNM Vaccine Verification Program site.

Explore UNM HSC’s #10to100 website to find answers to some common questions about vaccines, and then schedule an appointment for a free COVID booster vaccination.