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According to the New Mexico Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard, as of April 6th the percent of residents in Grant County that are fully vaccinated is 27.9% of the population. In addition, Luna County is at 27.0% residents are fully vaccinated; Hidalgo County at 29.6%; and Catron County for a total of 23.2%. Currently statewide, 48.2% of New Mexicans have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccination, and 30.8% have been fully vaccinated. All New Mexicans age 16 and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination. Residents are urged to register for their vaccine by going to vaccinenm.org through the New Mexico Department of Health.
Interagency public land partners from Arizona and New Mexico have worked to develop a map-based tool to inform the public about fore restrictions on public lands. According to a release, the new web tool is designed to provide the public with fire restrictions information for public lands that is easy to find and understand. In addition, users are now linked to the agencies managing the public lands for more detailed information for trip planning. This resource contains accurate and timely information to educate and increase compliance to reduce preventable human-caused fires. In Arizona, the fire restriction information web tool can be found by visiting wildlandfire.az.gov , and in New Mexico, NMFireInfo.com
As a last reminder, HMS is inviting the public to attend a special online presentation tonight from 5:30 to 7:00 P.M. The program includes a presentation and Q&A, from HMS CEO, Dan Otero and Dr. Darrick Nelson, discussing COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the U.S, their safety and effectiveness along with the importance of registering and receiving the COVID-19 vaccination. There’s still time to register, go to at hmsNM.org
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