School Nurse and Health Information

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! My name is Krista Mericle, RN, and I am the district school nurse. I am pleased to also have my health assistant, Jessica Urioste, with me this year. As of right now, the school based health center is at Sunrise Medical Group. If your child needs to be seen, please call 461-8631.

There will be a flu shot clinic on September 29, 2020, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. It will be located on the B side of Tucumcari Elementary in the bus lane. The form will be located on this website under medical forms and look for Flu shot form 2020. Please wear a mask and short sleeve shirt. This is ONLY for students attending Tucumcari Public Schools. If you have any questions, please call Jessica Urioste at 575-403-5720. 

Flu shot forms 2020 Click to download forms

Please make sure your child's immunizations are up to date. All students entering the 7th grade must have the meningococcal and Tdap vaccine. This is in effect for any child enrolling in the district either virtual or in person. You will need to contact your local primary care providers for an appointment. Please make sure your well child checks are being done. New Mexico Department of Health has put out new guidelines for immunizations. 

The Quay County Public Health Office will not be doing child vaccinations due to Covid-19 restrictions at this time. 

Here is a list of the following providers in Quay County:
PMG Clinics: Tucumcari 461-7100/ Logan 487-9000
Sunrise Medical Group: 461-8631
Cross Arrow Medical Group: 461-7901
Quay County Family Health Center: 461-2200

COVID-19 information can be found at Please make sure to continue to do social distancing, wearing a mask in public, and washing your hands. All students attending on the hybrid model must either wear a mask or face shield. If you do not want your child wearing either, a physician's note must be given to the schools. We do have face shields and masks that can be provided to the students if they don't have one. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please call 461-8460 and ask for the nurse.

Thank you,
Krista Mericle, BSN, RN
Tucumcari Public Schools District School Nurse

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