Las Cruces Public Schools will offer another opportunity for students, staff and their families to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The clinic will be Wednesday, Aug. 25 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at Las Cruces High School, 1755 El Paseo Road. Anyone 12 years of age and older is eligible to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
Both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) concur that the vaccine may prevent serious or life-threatening disease and that the known and potential benefits of the product outweigh the known and potential risks of the product.
Through a partnership with the New Mexico Department of Health and the Office of Emergency Management, district officials will host a vaccination clinic in the auxiliary gym at LCHS. The auxiliary gym can be accessed through the north parking lot off Boutz Road. The clinic is open to all qualified students, staff and their families on a first-come, first-served basis. Anyone who received their first dose on or before Aug. 11 may receive their second dose.
To register for an appointment, go to www.vaccinenm.org and choose the event by date, location or name (Las Cruces High School). From there, you can create a profile and fill out a medical questionnaire. Walk-ins are welcome or appointments can be made by phone, 1-885-600-5463.
Anyone under 18 years of age must bring a signed parental consent form with them to the vaccination clinic if they are not accompanied by a parent or guardian. Forms are available for download at www.lcps.net or students can also pick one up from their school nurse.
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