SANTA FE – On Thursday, the New Mexico Department of Health announced that more than 90 percent of New Mexicans 18 years and older have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Over 90% of adults in NM have received their first COVID-19 shot
In addition, more than 76 percent of adult New Mexicans have now completed their initial vaccination series, meaning they have received their first dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine or their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.
The DOH encourages all New Mexicans to stay up-to date on their vaccinations and get a booster shot when they become eligible, five months after the initial vaccination series is completed for Pfizer and Moderna, or two months after J & J.
“This is an incredible milestone for our state, and I want to thank every New Mexican who has helped to make this possible,” said DOH Deputy Secretary Dr. Laura Parajon.
The DOH encourages individuals and families to sign up for their free vaccine appointment at vaccineNM.org, vaccineNM.org/kids, vaccine.gov, or through their personal medical provider or pharmacist.
New Mexicans who exhibit COVID-19 symptoms, or who have been in close contact with a positive case, are also encouraged to get tested. A searchable list of testing sites is available at FindaTestNM.org.