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Matt Bieber
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State announces 50% of eligible New Mexicans have been fully vaccinated


 SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) announced on Thursday that New Mexico has reached a key milestone: 50% of eligible New Mexicans are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. More than 61% 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  

More than half of eligible New Mexicans are now fully vaccinated, far above the national average of 35%. We’re well on our way to 60% fully vaccinated - and a long-awaited reopening,” said DOH Cabinet Secretary Dr. Tracie Collins. 

Businesses, nonprofits, religious congregations, community centers, and other organizations can now request on-site vaccination events through a new DOH webform at  

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.

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El estado anuncia que el 50% de los nuevomexicanos elegibles han sido vecunados totalmente