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Department of Health and Community Leaders Urge Residents to Vaccinate Against Flu

New Mexico Department of Health Cabinet Secretary Kathy Kunkel and Deputy Secretary Dr. Abinash Achrekar will be available to speak to media about the importance of getting annual flu vaccinations as well as getting vaccinated themselves at the Northwest Valley Public Health Office.

Department of Health Reports Human Plague Case in Torrance County

The New Mexico Department of Health’s (NMDOH) Scientific Laboratory Division has confirmed a case of plague in a 72-year-old man from Torrance County, the first human case of plague in New Mexico this year.

Department of Health Issues Order to Label THC Vaping Products

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) today announces two major actions related to vaping high-concentrate Tetra Hydro Cannabinol (THC) and the overall health risks posed by electronic cigarettes (e‐cigarettes), or vaping.