COVID-19 Vaccines - New Mexico VA Health Care System
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New Mexico VA Health Care System

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COVID-19 Vaccines

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized three COVID-19 vaccines. VA will have a limited amount of vaccines to start. We've worked with the CDC and other federal partners to develop a phased plan. Our goal is to do the most good for the most people during this time.

Currently, VA is offering COVID-19 vaccine to Veterans already receiving care from the VA, based on CDC and VA risk criteria. If you're eligible to get a vaccine, your VA health care team will contact you.

Veterans who are not enrolled or do not currently receive care at VA can visit VA's Eligibility web page to learn more: Eligibility For VA Health Care | Veterans Affairs

Veterans should inquire through their Primary Care Physician if they have any questions regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine.

Currently, COVID-19 vaccinations for our Veterans are now taking place at the Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center and CBOC's. This is being done on a tiered-level format. Veterans are being contacted via phone call, text, or email when it is their turn to receive the vaccine.

The NMVAHCS is currently offering COVID-19 vaccine to all enrolled Veterans ≥  50 years old with chronic conditions.  Please call your local CBOC's or call the main facility at 505-265-1711 extensions 3915, 3916, 2910 or 2912 to schedule an appointment.

COVID-19 vaccines may be available at non-VA sites and are generally without cost to the recipient.

However, please note, because 2nd dose vaccines are being sent to the same place as where each person gets their 1st dose,

you must get your 2nd dose from the same source as your 1st (except under very rare circumstances).

This will ensure 2nd dose vaccines are available for Veterans who were previously vaccinated at the New Mexico VA Healthcare System.

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To get the latest updates and sign up to stay informed about COVID-19 vaccines, visit VA's vaccine information page.

Contact Info


  • New Mexico VA Health Care System

Contact Number(s)

  • 800-465-8262

Hours of Operation

  • By Appointment Only
    When Available