Booster shots of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine are available in New Mexico for individuals 65 and older, those living in long-term care facilities and those over 50 with underlying medical conditions. 

The booster shot should be given at least six months after the initial vaccine doses. 

To schedule an appointment for a booster shot, individuals should contact their doctor or visit 

Qualifying underlying conditions include cancer; heart, kidney, lung or liver disease; dementia; obesity; pregnancy; or substance abuse disorders.

Beginning Oct. 11, booster eligibility will be expanded to people 18 to 49 years old with underlying conditions and individuals working in high-risk occupations. 

These include health care workers, first responders, educators, agriculture workers, corrections staff, U.S. Postal Service workers and grocery store employees. 

Department of Health deputy secretary Laura Parajon said Wednesday the Pfizer booster may be expanded to more people in the coming months, but that nothing was yet confirmed. 

She also said booster shots for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines may be approved in the near future. 

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