COVID-19 Vaccine Updates, Side Effects and New Virus Strains
February 11, 2021 | 3 min. to read
In accordance with Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidelines, NM has begun vaccinating established NM patients age 65 and older. Invitations will be staggered by age and ZIP code to ensure equity and efficiency.
To ensure established NM patients are captured in this process, please encourage them to sign up for MyNM (formerly NM MyChart). Those who have a MyNM account will receive their vaccine invitation through that portal. If they are not enrolled in MyNM, the invitation will come via their preferred communication method — text message, email or phone call.
Patients can learn more about MyNM and sign up at nm.org/mynm. The page also includes instructions for downloading the MyNM® app.
Answers to frequently asked questions are available to patients on the COVID-19 Vaccines page on nm.org. You can use a variety of NM resources to encourage patients to get vaccinated:
COVID-19 Vaccination Resources For Essential Workers At the present time, NM is not administering vaccine to essential workers outside of the NM workforce. We encourage those eligible for vaccination in Illinois Phase 1B to enroll for vaccination at a community-based clinic. Eligible front-line essential workers include:
Education employees, such as teachers, principals and school support staff
Child care workers
Homeless shelter staff
Grocery store employees
United States Postal Service employees
Public transit workers
Food and agriculture workers, such as processing plant and veterinary employees
Corrections workers and inmates
Health departments and pharmacies are now offering the vaccine, and the Illinois National Guard will operate large vaccine clinics in Cook County.