Please refresh when viewing documents. Testing Resources for Employees Who Are Not Vaccinated Click here to view pick up locations for rapid test kits for Employees and approved POIs who are not vaccinated. Regardless of vaccination status, employees and dependents who are covered under NM health insurance programs can pick up a maximum of eight tests per person, per month, free of charge at local pharmacies and retail providers. Those free tests can also be used for the NM-required weekly testing for members of the workforce who are unvaccinated. Please see details under the COVID-19 staff FAQ’s.
Workforce Vaccination Information Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines and boosters available at NM ICCs The Pfizer vaccine is available for employees and patients at all NM Immediate Care Centers, except Mokena and Orland Park, Tuesday through Saturday. Click here for more information. When making an appointment, make sure to choose your preferred location under the location drop-down menu. The location will default to wherever you received your first doses, but you may change that to an alternate location based on where you live or work. To be eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster, you must be 18 or older and have completed the Pfizer or Moderna two-dose series at least six months ago, with both doses documented in your employee health record or have completed the Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine at least two months ago with it documented in your employee health record. You also can get COVID-19 vaccines at Walgreens, CVS and at community testing sites.
Vaccine Town Hall Recording Click here to watch a recording of the September 16 COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall. The 30-minute video features NM clinical experts from Infectious Disease, Women’s Health and Pulmonary.
COVID-19 vaccines required for NM workforce Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, NM has implemented safety protocols to align with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Given the spread of the COVID-19 omicron variant, and its risk to those with underlying medical conditions:
NM physicians and staff are now required to receive the COVID-19 vaccination or submit a request for a medical or religious exemption. Click here to access the accommodation form link on NMI. All requests should be for only the COVID-19 vaccine and must be submitted by October 1.
Effective January 1, 2022, COVID-19 vaccination will be a requirement of NM employment, except for those with an approved medical or religious exemption.
Please refer to this FAQ to help answer questions. Third dose The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommends a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna for patients who:
Have cancer and are receiving treatment
Have had an organ transplant
Underwent CAR T-cell or stem cell transplant within the last two years
Are taking medicine to suppress the immune system, such as high dose corticosteroids or biologics that are immunosuppressive
Have moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency
Have an advanced or untreated HIV infection
This third dose should be given at least 28 days after the second dose and should be the same mRNA vaccine as previously received as there is not enough data at this time to support an additional dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.Patients are encouraged to receive the additional dose wherever it is most convenient.