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State officials are hoping that a financial incentive will help New Mexico reach the 60 percent vaccination goal. The New Mexico Department of Health announced Sunday (June 13) they will be offering $100 to those who receive either their booster shot (from Pfizer or Moderna) or the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine between the dates of Monday, June 14 and Thursday June 17

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The CDC's independent Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has officially recommended the use of Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 Vaccine for people 12 and older and CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky accepted those recommendations.

Scheduling and registration for the 12-15 year old age group in New Mexico has been opened up and is now available on the...

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham followed Centers for Disease control guidelines and lifted the state mask mandate for full vaccinated New Mexicans on Friday (May 14).

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The New Mexico Department of Health on Monday announced that vaccineNM.org registrants who are 40 years and older can now schedule their own COVID-19 vaccine appointments.

To do so, users simply log in to vaccineNM.org using their confirmation code and date of birth, choose their location, and then select from available appointments in their area. Event codes for New Mexicans 40 and older are no longer required, though they are required for younger populations.

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The New Mexico Department of Health announced Wednesday (March 31) that all New Mexicans 16 and older will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine beginning Monday, April 5. Phases 1A, 1B, and 1C have been eligible so far, but on Monday, phase two will be eligible.

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Top health official acknowledged New Mexico's system for providing telephone-based information about the COVID-19 vaccine has left many residents confused and frustrated.

Dr. Tracie Collins, secretary-designate for the state Department of Health, said many callers who wanted to register for the vaccine were frustrated by long wait times - or in some cases, calls that weren't picked up.

"We know there is a wait," Collins said Monday (Jan. 11) in a conference call with reporters. "Friday, people had trouble getting through. Never mind how long they were waiting, there was no answer."

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Dr. Tracie Collins, secretary-designate of the New Mexico Department of Health, held a news conference Wednesday (Dec. 30) to give an update o…