New Mexico launches COVID-19 vaccine registration website

New Mexico launches COVID-19 vaccine registration website

Grace Reader, KOB 4

Updated: December 22, 2020 10:18 PM
Created: December 22, 2020 06:09 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Dr. David Scrase, cabinet secretary of the New Mexico Human Services Department, believes the COVID-19 vaccine will allow life to return to normal by August or September 2021.

So far, Scrase said about 14,000 New Mexicans have received their first of two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

He added that the state should start to see the impact of the vaccine once about 10% of the population has been vaccinated. That's about 210,000 people.

The state launched a website Tuesday for people to register or pre-register for a vaccine.

If a person is eligible to receive the vaccine, the website will tell them how to schedule an appointment for a vaccination.

People who pre-register will get a text when they are eligible to be vaccinated.