Coronavirus Update

April 15, 2021

La Familia Medical Center is following the New Mexico Department of Health’s order to pause distribution of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine as the CDC and FDA review data regarding very rare side effects of blood clots.

The CDC and FDA have requested the temporary pause out of an abundance of caution. The rare condition affected 6 women, ages 18-48 and occurred within a 6-21 day time period of being vaccinated. Symptoms include headache, abdominal pain, leg pain and shortness of breath. With more than 7 million doses of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine dispensed nationwide, the 6 cases represent less than 1 case for every million doses given.

Of the more than 4,400 doses of vaccine administered by La Familia Medical Center, only 347 doses were manufactured by Johnson and Johnson. All 347 Johnson and Johnson vaccine doses were administered at least 3 weeks ago and are outside the observed timeframe for these side effects. La Familia Medical Center Staff are communicating with patients and community partner organizations where these vaccines were administered.

There have been no cases of blood clotting identified with the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines.

La Familia Medical Center wants all patients and their families vaccinated at our Alto and Southside clinic locations to know that they are receiving the two dose Moderna Vaccine. All LFMC patients who are scheduled to be vaccinated will receive the Moderna vaccine.

Please feel free to contact your medical provider if you have any questions. 505.982-4425





La Familia Medical Clinic is working very closely with the New Mexico Department of Health on the COVID19 Vaccination program in our community.

Vaccine supply is limited across the nation, and La Familia Medical Center receives a very limited supply of vaccine weekly.

The largest primary care provider in our community, La Familia is focusing on vaccinating current patients who fall within the NMDOH priority groups of 1B—individuals age 75 and older, and individuals ages 18-74 with chronic conditions.  Our waiting list is also for eligible patients.

We recommend that every person, including La Familia patients, register on the New Mexico Department of Health website  Individuals who have questions or would like support with the registration process – including New Mexicans who do not have internet access – can dial 1-855-600-3453.

Given our limited supply of vaccines, eligible patients may be able to access the vaccines sooner through the NMDOH. If contacted, please take advantage of the opportunity!

La Familia Medical Center’s mission is to provide excellent family-centered healthcare to everyone. For almost 50 years, LFMC has been providing primary medical, dental, behavioral health services to generations of families in Santa Fe. We are also the safety net for those in our community without options and resources for primary health care. Our staff are highly-skilled, dedicated, compassionate individuals whose primary objective is to help everyone who comes through a La Familia clinic or through our Healthcare for the Homeless outreach program.

To our patients, thank you for choosing La Familia for your care.  We will continue to focus on meeting your needs, and that of your loved ones during this difficult time.

To our community, thank you for understanding and respecting La Familia Medical Center’s priority of using our limited vaccine supply for current patients.


January 4, 2021  NEW Resources Available

NM Department of Health — COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Tool  

The New Mexico Department of Health has made it easier to sign up for theCOVID-19 vaccine, visit to register.  When the vaccine distribution becomes available, you’ll get a notification to schedule your appointment.

No-Cost At-Home COVID-19 Tests available 

New Mexico has teamed up with Vault Medical Services to offer a free at home COVID-19 test.  For more information visit:



December 22, 2020


Updated information about COVID-19 in New Mexico:
New Mexico Department of Health

Information for Individuals Experiencing Financial Hardship:
State of New Mexico—I need Assistance

City of Santa Fe Resources:
Free Food & Wi-Fi During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Individuals Needing Food Assistance in Santa Fe & Espanola Areas:
The Food Depot

Update November 16, 2020


La Familia Medical Center hosts COVID-19 Community Forum via Facebook Live Every Friday Afternoon at 4 pm

COVID-19 cases are spiking nationwide. Dr. Johnson, Chief Medical Director for La Familia will discuss what you and your families need to know to Live COVID-free this winter, and answer your questions.

Join Us Here »

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