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City of Albuquerque Encourages COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters

Booster doses are now available for all three COVID-19 vaccines

The City of Albuquerque is encouraging COVID-19 boosters for those who are eligible. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the approval of booster doses for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines for certain populations. Pfizer boosters have been available for the past month.

“When vaccines first became available, the City of Albuquerque jumped into action to help make them widely accessible, reduce barriers and encourage vaccine uptake. Today, we are leading the Southwest with a nearly 85% vaccination rate in the metro area.” said Mayor Tim Keller. “We’re turning another corner with the availability of booster doses and soon, we hope, eligibility for our children.”

Pfizer or Moderna vaccine boosters are available for the following groups at 6 months or more after completion of their initial series:

  • Those aged 65 years and older
  • 18+ who live in long-term care settings
  • 18+ who have underlying medical conditions
  • 18+ who work or live in high-risk settings

Booster shots are also recommended for those who are 18 and older who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine two or more months ago.

Vaccines are still widely available in Albuquerque, to find a vaccine event visit: vaccineNM.org. Rio Grande Family Medicine is hosting a mobile vaccine clinic for primary or booster vaccines at the Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board, 7001 Prospect Pl NE, for anyone eligible. Appointments for this clinic can be made by calling 505-244-7400.