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The New Mexico Department of Health announced Friday that one-third of adults are vaccinated statewide in addition to 50 percent of adults have received at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine. Furthermore, the DOH continues to encourage New Mexicans to register at vaccineNM.org. Residents 60 years and older can now schedule their own COVID-19 vaccine appointments and do not require an event code, although they are still required for younger populations. In the event that a user does not immediately find an available appointment, the DOH encourages them to check back again. Providers are continually updating their appointment schedules. Seniors and those with disabilities can also call 1-800-432-2080 for support with registration and scheduling.
In other COVID-19 news, the state will consolidate weekend COVID-19 case counts and issue them on Mondays. Day-by-day breakdowns of case counts for Saturday and Sunday will no longer be available.
Western New Mexico University is honoring military men and women, both past and present by hosting the WNMU Inaugural Remembrance March on Saturday, April 17th. According to a release from WNMU, in April 1942, 75,000 American and Filipino prisoners of war embarked on a forced 65-mile march, now known as the Bataan Death March. On April 17th, participants will rally at the Western New Mexico University Fine Arts Center Theatre parking lot for a 7:30 a.m. start and end in Ben Altamirano Stadium. Beginning and ending on the WNMU campus, participants can walk or run their choice of distances and routes, either for themselves or in memory of a loved one who served. Water and health stations provided by local EMT’s and WNMU School of Nursing will be located along the track to ensure the health and safety of all participants. For more information, visit wnmu.edu/wnmu-remembrance-march.
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