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State releases COVID-19 vaccination plan

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The New Mexico Department of Health announced Friday that people in the Phase 1b group can begin to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations.

According to its news release, the people able to receive vaccination, in order, are those 75 or older; people 16 or older with medical conditions that put them at risk for severe complications from COVID; frontline essential workers not able to work remotely; and vulnerable populations, including those in group care facilities.

People in Phase 1a, who began getting vaccinations in December, can continue to receive their shots. This group includes hospital workers, some other health care providers and staff and residents of licensed long-term care centers.

Completing vaccinations of Phase 1a and Phase 1b groups is expected to take until the spring. The general public will not be able to get shots until the summer. More information about the vaccination plan is available at https://cv.nmhealth.org/covid-vaccine/.

“DOH is pleased to release New Mexico’s vaccination plan and to provide the clarity that New Mexicans seek about this critical effort,” said Dr. Tracie Collins, secretary-designate of the New Mexico Department of Health.

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New Mexicans are encouraged to register for vaccinations at https://cvvaccine.nmhealth.org or by calling 1-855-600-3453. People who register will be notified when they are able to be vaccinated, with information provided about clinic or immunization locations.

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