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MEDIA ALERT: Community COVID-19 Vaccination Health Fair and Resources Event

Presented by Garza Family McDonald’s in Collaboration with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM), @Youth, City of Rio Rancho and Walgreens

WHAT:
The Community COVID-19 Vaccination Health Fair & Resources Event will offer no-cost COVID-19 vaccines* (no appointment necessary). Children and teens ages 12-17 will need a parent or guardian present. The Pfizer vaccine will be given (vaccines administered by Walgreens). Children 12+ who receive a vaccine will also receive a card for a free McDonald’s All-American Meal item. Face masks are required during the vaccination process.

In addition, BCBSNM’s Care Van® program is working with Utopia Dental Care to provide no-cost dental screenings and New Mexico Lions Operation KidSight, Inc. to provide no-cost vision and hearing screenings. Blue BearSM will also make a special appearance!

Rio Rancho Mayor Greggory D. Hull will make remarks at 12:30 p.m. and there will be guest appearances by Rio Rancho Police Department and K-9 Unit, Rio Rancho Parks & Recreation, and the Consulate of Mexico in Albuquerque. Local education, employment and wellness resources will be available from @Youth, American Cancer Society, Central New Mexico Community College (CNM), New Mexico Workforce Connection, and St. Felix Pantry.

The COVID-19 vaccine will be provided at no-cost and will be covered via insurance or government assistance. The COVID-19 vaccine will be subject to availability. State-, age- and health-related restrictions may apply. Participants with insurance should bring their medical card, pharmacy card and ID for billing insurance. 

*The second dose for all of those getting their first dose at this event will be at the same McDonald’s location on Saturday, July 24th from noon until 4:00 p.m.

WHEN:
Saturday, June 26 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - Rio Rancho Mayor Greggory D. Hull remarks

WHERE:
McDonald’s Parking Lot
1390 Rancho Blvd SE, Rio Rancho, NM

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES:
McDonald’s Local Owner/Operator, Clementina Garza

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About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico is one of the largest commercial health insurers in New Mexico with 680,000 New Mexicans carrying a Blue Cross and Blue Shield card. Since 1940, BCBSNM has been committed to promoting the health and wellness of its members and communities through accessible, cost-effective, quality health care. BCBSNM is a Division of Health Care Service Corporation, the country’s largest customer-owned health insurer. Health Care Service Corporation is a Mutual Legal Reserve Company and an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

Media Contacts

Debbie Fitzgerald
debbie@fitzgeraldpetersen.com
303-669-5323

Alyssa Ferda
Alyssa_Ferda@bcbsnm.com
505-573-0869



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