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According to the New Mexico Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard, as of February 25th, Grant County has fully vaccinated a total 2,054 residents for a total of 8.9% of its population. In addition, Luna County has fully vaccinated 1,676 residents for a total 9.0%; Hidalgo County at 357 residents for a total of 10.5%; and Catron County for a total of 384 residents for a total 12.1%. The registration for vaccines can be found at through the New Mexico Department of Health.

The New Mexico Department of health announced yesterday the details of their COVID-19 vaccine equity plan that is linked to a statewide effort to ensure that vaccines go to the most exposed and vulnerable residents. Parts of the plan include:

  • Use of the CDC’s Social Vulnerability Index and COVID + rates to the current vaccine allocation system
  • Working with Local Community Health Councils and others to education the public and build vaccine confidence
  • Collect and track data on vaccine phases, counties, age, race, and ethnicity for those receiving vaccines and to share data with local communities to support data-driven actions

In addition, a Vaccine Equity Advisory Committee will be formed in collaboration with Local Health Councils.

For the third year in a row, Deming Intermediate School has been selected as a nominee for the 2020-21 Capturing Kid’s Hearts National Showcase School. The Capturing Kid’s Hearts Foundation sets out to help underfunded and underserved schools by providing tools to that equip teachers, coaches, administrators, and district leaders that can positively transform the school community. Nationwide, total of 339 campuses have been nominated for the 2020-2021 Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase School award, with Deming Intermediate School being the only nominated school in New Mexico.

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