DOH Cabinet Secretary Dr. Tracie Collins
SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) has announced that New Mexico has reached a key milestone: 50 percent of eligible New Mexicans are fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
Also, more than 61 percent of eligible New Mexicans have received at least one dose.
Parents of New Mexicans 12 years of age and older are encouraged to register and schedule their children for a vaccination appointment at vaccineNM.org.
“More than half of eligible New Mexicans are now fully vaccinated, far above the national average of 35 percent. We’re well on our way to 60 percent fully vaccinated – and a long-awaited reopening,” DOH Cabinet Secretary Dr. Tracie Collins said.
Businesses, nonprofits, religious congregations, community centers, and other organizations can now request on-site vaccination events through a new DOH webform at getvaxnm.com.
In addition, employers are entitled to tax credits through the federal government for providing paid leave to employees who take time off related to COVID-19 vaccinations. For more information, view the Internal Revenue Service’s official notice here. COVID-19 vaccinations are safe, effective and free.