Senator Luján Announces Vaccine Assistance
U.S. Senator Ben Ray Luján announced that caseworkers in his state offices have been trained by the New México Department of Health to help New Mexicans register to receive COVID-19 vaccines. Dozens of New Mexicans have already received vaccination casework assistance through Senator Luján’s office, but this new training will allow constituents struggling to sign up to do so by contacting Senator Luján’s office through his website – lujan.senate.gov – or by calling 202-224-6621.
“My team is just a phone call away and ready to help our communities get vaccinated.”
U.S. Senator Ben Ray Luján
Senator Luján’s caseworkers have also received Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) training to protect the health information of New Mexicans.
“Vaccines are being deployed at a quickening rate to communities across New México, with nearly 50 percent of New Mexicans fully vaccinated against COVID-19. However, some seniors and individuals without reliable Internet access still face challenges navigating the process. In order to support the Department of Health’s efforts, my caseworkers have been trained to register New Mexicans on the Department’s vaccination portal and soon all of my state staff will be trained,” said Luján. “My team is just a phone call away and ready to help our communities get vaccinated.”
Constituents have shared their experiences working with Senator Luján’s office to obtain vaccine appointments.
“It was suggested that I contact the Office of Senator Ben Ray Luján to help my 78-year-old neighbors secure their COVID vaccines. They had been notified several times via cell phone and computer, however, were not able to hear the cell phone or able to manage the computer site. They put their faith in me, and I put my faith in Senator Lujan’s office,” said Linda from Albuquerque. “The following morning the Department of Health called me to set up their appointments.”
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