SANTA FE – On Wednesday, the New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) announced that 75% of New Mexicans 18 years and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
“This is an important milestone – three-quarters of New Mexico adults have now received at least one dose of vaccine, and nearly two-thirds have completed their vaccination series,” said DOH Acting Secretary David R. Scrase, MD.
The Department continued to encourage vaccinations, citing the highly contagious Delta variant, soaring case counts, and increasing pressure on health care systems.
New Mexicans who receive either their first or second COVID-19 dose between August 2 and August 31 are eligible for a $100 incentive. To receive the incentive, New Mexicans must register at vaccineNM.org by 5pm on Friday, September 10. Immunocompromised individuals receiving their third shots (boosters) are not eligible for the incentive.
New Mexicans who have COVID-19 symptoms – or who have been in close contact with a positive case – are encouraged to get tested as well. A searchable list of testing sites is available at https://findatestnm.org/