ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Mayor Tim Keller and City of Albuquerque officials held a briefing on Tuesday, May 25 to provide updates on COVID-19 vaccination efforts and mask guidelines. This is a developing story, KRQE News 13 will provide updates as they are made available.
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The City will continue its mobile walk-up vaccination clinics. The clinic is open weekdays from noon to 6:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The clinic will be at Cesar Chavez Community Center through the end of the week and will be at 5401 Eastern SE near Gibson from May 31 through June 5. From June 7 through June 12 the clinic will be at John Marshall Center. Youth under the age of 16 will need a signed consent form which is available online at cv.nmhealth.org.
A walk-up clinic will also be available at Veterans Memorial Park on Thursday, May 27.
In a city-by-city comparison with data from the CDC and Johns Hopkins, Albuquerque had fewer confirmed COVID-19 cases to date per 100,000 compared to Denver, Tucson, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Oklahoma City, and El Paso. Austin was the only city that had fewer confirmed COVID-19 cases.
Additionally, the data showed that Albuquerque also had a greater number of individuals per 100,000 with at least one dose of the vaccine when compared to the other eight large cities.
Home For Life campaign
The City’s Economic Development Director Synthia Jaramillo also discussed the work to support economic recovery including results from a city campaign, “Home for Life“, to draw new residents to Albuquerque. While National Census data that was released last month showed that ony 2.8% of population growth across New Mexico since 2010, the campaign aims to attract workers and diversify the economy.