HOBBS, NM (KRQE) – When the primary rounds of the COVID-19 vaccine turned obtainable, the state mentioned the primary doses would go to those that work carefully with COVID-positive individuals, similar to front-line healthcare staff and rescuers. Information 13 discovered that academics in rural New Mexico additionally acquired the vaccine. The state mentioned that is allowed beneath sure circumstances.
After healthcare staff, nursing house residents and first responders are vaccinated, the state mentioned they’ll ultimately shift the main focus to the aged and other people with critical well being issues. “It truly is a query of the doses that we get and get them out after which be sure that we cowl a sure group earlier than transferring on to the following,” mentioned Dr. Tracie Collins, designated secretary of the Division of Well being.