State Enters Phase 2 And Announces All New Mexicans 16+ Are Now Eligible To Receive COVID-19 Vaccine


SANTA FE — The Department of Health (NMDOH) announced this morning that all New Mexicans 16+ are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine. 

“President Biden directed states to make all adults eligible for vaccine by May 1. New Mexico will hit that target nearly a month early,” NMDOH Cabinet Secretary Dr. Tracie Collins said.

NMDOH will continue to prioritize vaccine invitations for Phase 1A, New Mexicans 75 years and older, and New Mexicans 60 years and older with a chronic condition.

NMDOH has chosen to open Phase 2 – the final distribution phase – because providers in some parts of the state are no longer able to fill appointments within Phases 1A, 1B and 1C. 

In addition, the CDC has indicated that states should expect meaningful increases in vaccine supply over the coming weeks.

New Mexico continues to earn recognition as the nation’s leader in vaccine distribution. NMDOH encourages all New Mexicans to register at New Mexicans who have vaccine questions can visit ( en español).