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County Update 89 on COVID: County Updates the Community on Current Vaccine and Testing Locations and Resources
Posted on 10/08/2021

With many local COVID resources changing their hours and services to better accommodate the most common requests from the public, Los Alamos County felt it important to update the public with the current options and locations for COVID testing and vaccines.

COVID-19 TESTING LOCATIONS
If you need to be tested for COVID-19, the following resources are available to you:

Curative Shallow Nasal Swab Testing in Los Alamos

  • Register first: Visit the Curative website
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  • Testing Dates & Times: Every Tuesday and Thursday from 8 AM - 3 PM

  • Address & Phone: Parking lot of the Mari Mac Village Shopping Center at 759 Central Avenue | phone: 505.662.8333

  • Test Results: Results will be sent via text or email (approx. 24 - 72 hours)

  • To find other Curative Shallow Nasal Swab Testing sites, visit the Curative website to schedule a date and time.
Vault: At-Home Saliva COVID-19 Testing
NMDOH and Vault Medical Services have teamed up to offer at-home COVID-19 saliva testing for any person who believes they need to be tested, with or without symptoms, at no cost.
  • Order the test from Vault;

  • Log on for a virtual visit with a Vault test supervisor who will show you how to collect your saliva sample;

  • Ship the sample to the lab using a prepaid UPS package;

  • Results provided within 24 to 48 hours after the sample arrives at the lab.

  • Visit the NMDOH/Vault webpage to order your test
New Mexico Department of Health

To find testing sites outside of Los Alamos, visit the NMDOH website for COVID-19 Screening & Testing

(NOTE: If individuals are taking a COVID-19 test to satisfy employer policies - check with the employer as to which test types are acceptable. For example, some employers may not accept "Rapid Tests." On the NMDOH website, individuals can filter by "Testing Type," in addition to location, site type, etc….)


COVID-19 VACCINE CLINIC LOCATIONS
If you need to be vaccinated for COVID-19, or need to get the 3rd dose, the following resources are available to you:

Visit the NMDOH vaccine website.  From this site you can schedule an appointment, find a vaccine location, or access your profile. Individuals can determine if they are eligible for the 3rd dose and resister at https://vaccinenm.org/my-registration.html

Nambe Drugs in Los Alamos:
Offering 1st, 2nd or 3rd dose of Moderna – Schedule an Appointment through the NMDOH Vaccine Registration Profile

Smith’s Marketplace in Los Alamos:

Offering 1st, 2nd or 3rd dose (booster) of Pfizer – Schedule an Appointment on Smith's COVID-19 website.

Who is eligible to get the Pfizer 3rd Dose (Booster)?

The CDC recommends the following individuals should receive their booster shot:

  • Individuals 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series

  • Individuals aged 50 to 64 with certain underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series

In addition, the CDC identified groups that may receive a booster shot as well:
  • Individuals 18 to 49 who are at high risk for severe COVID-19 due to certain underlying medical conditions may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks

  • Individuals aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks
For more information and resources related to COVID-19, visit the county website at https://lacnm.com/COVID.