Day 5 - Young People and the Vaccine Should young and healthy people get the vaccine?

Meet Keith

Keith Azevedo, MD is a young critical care doctor with 7+ years and a seasoned rock climber. Keith was in perfect health until the COVID-19 pandemic.


as a profession

Rock Climber

as a hobby

It can happen to anyone

Keith's Journey

Dr. Keith Azevedo, a young rock climber that was in perfect health, got COVID

  • How did it affect his health?
  • How is it still impacting him?
  • How the virus can affect the young and healthy
  • Should people in perfect health get the vaccine?

Watch as Dr. Azevedo explains how COVID has affected his health.

Meet Mahaila

17-year old Mahaila just got her second dose of the vaccine! Why did she get vaccinated?

  • For her own health and safety
  • Her mother with chronic condition's health
  • To do to her part for her community
  • To get things back to normal



COVID Myth Crushers logo.Common Myths

MYTH: A young and healthy person shouldn't get a vaccine

While the COVID-19 virus affects older or immunocompromised people more, no one should ever take the risk as the virus does not discriminate. A younger person in perfect health can be affected by COVID-19 in the worst ways, including death. We encourage any and every one above 16 years old to schedule their vaccination.

Quest for Immunity

UNM Researchers to Join National Trial of the Moderna Vaccine in Children

Read More

Get a Vaccine

UNM Health will be vaccinating patients at The Pit at the University of New Mexico.
To register for a COVID-19 vaccination, visit The New Mexico Department of Health website.

Schedule Your ShotPit Information