NEW MEXICO (AP/KRQE) – A significant number of New Mexico residents are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations because they have one or more preexisting medical conditions, the state health secretary said Monday. The state recently expanded vaccine eligibility to those 75 and older and anyone over 16 who is considered to be at greater risk because they have cancer, kidney disease, heart problems or other chronic illnesses. Front-line essential workers like grocery store employees and educators who can’t work remotely also are on the list.
New Mexico is one of the states among the top in the nation when it comes to vaccine distribution.
State reports to CDC can be delayed up to 72 hours after dose administration. Doses distributed and people initiating vaccination (1st dose) are for both Moderna and Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Doses distributed are cumulative counts recorded as shipped in the CDC Vaccine Tracking System since Dec. 13, 2020. Data updates on weekdays.