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NMDOH Secretary Dr. Tracie Collins
SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) announced Tuesday that Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine distribution will be paused following federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommendations.
These announcements follow reports of six “rare and severe” blood clots – out of 6.8 million doses given – among women between the ages of 18 and 48 in the United States. Symptoms occurred 6 to 13 days after vaccination.
“New Mexico – like the federal government – is acting out of an abundance
SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials announced Tuesday 187 new COVID-19 cases.
Los Alamos County reported zero new cases so the total remains 506 people who have tested positive for COVID-19. (County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.)
Tuesdays update includes 9 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.
The New Mexico Department of Health reports the most recent cases:
Los Alamos County’s emergency manager has released the event code to “unlock” registration for anyone wishing to attend the April 25 large-scale vaccination clinic set to occur in partnership with Nambe Drugs.
The code is AFGKMXW and the clinic will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Griffith Gymnasium on the Los Alamos High School campus.
On April 25, 1,200 vaccines will be administered. Until all appointments are booked, every individual can register and book an appointment on April 25 by visiting the New Mexico Department of Health website: https://cvvaccine.nmhealth.org/
SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Thursday signed into law Senate Bill 317, establishing the Health Care Affordability Fund, which is dedicated to reducing the cost of health insurance and medical expenses for working families.
The bill also prohibits copays and other cost sharing for people with insurance who seek behavioral health services.
“The pandemic has highlighted the devastating economic impact of out-of-pocket medical bills that can lead to medical debt, bankruptcy and poor credit for the uninsured. This legislation is an important first step in helping 23,000
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