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New Omicron COVID-19 boosters offer enhanced protection

SANTA FE –  The New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) recommends the use of the first booster vaccine designed specifically to protect against the original COVID-19 and the most common form of COVID-19 in New Mexico, the BA.5 Omicron subvariant. Doses are expected to...

Department of Health amends emergency public health order

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health amended the state’s emergency public health order rescinding all previous orders and streamlined it to adapt to the evolving nature of the virus and the effective tools we have today along with shifting management to the...

Oral treatment for COVID-19: The game changer

By: David R. Scrase, M.D. acting cabinet secretary for New Mexico Department of Health There have been a lot of game changers since COVID-19 began - including the virus itself, which has completely upended our way of life, across the globe. For two years we have been...

COVID-19 treatments available for high risk individuals

New Mexicans at risk of severe disease encouraged to seek treatment early SANTA FE – The Department of Health reminds New Mexicans that COVID-19 treatments are available and can be accessed at many pharmacies, clinics and health systems across the state. These...

State renews COVID-19 public health orders

SANTA FE – A public health order issued Friday by the New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) renewed the existing public health orders related to COVID-19. The renewal has been extended through May 16, 2022.   “We know being up-to-date on vaccines is the best way to...

NMDOH recommends additional COVID-19 booster for over 50 and for immunocompromised individuals 12 and older

Individuals who received J&J vaccine or booster are advised to receive a second mRNA vaccine

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) recommends that people over the age of 50 who received an initial booster dose at least four months ago receive a second mRNA booster (Pfizer or Moderna) to increase their protection against severe disease from COVID-19 ( for a total of four doses).

NMDOH will not host a COVID-19 update this week

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) will not host a COVID-19 update press conference this week. We are relieved to be entering a new phase of the pandemic, and learning together how to coexist with COVID. We now have significantly lower case counts...

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