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The New Mexico Department of Health has reported that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for use with 12 to 15 year-olds. Currently, the vaccine to go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for review, and if approved by the CDC, the New Mexico Medical Advisory Team will conduct its own review and if the federal process is affirmed, New Mexico will begin vaccinating 12-15 year-olds immediately. In addition, the following information applies:

  • Vaccinations for New Mexicans under age 18 require parental consent, and Pfizer is the only vaccine available for anyone under 18-years-old
  • Vaccination are of no cost
  • No identification is required to be vaccinated
  • Vaccines are available to New Mexico residents regardless of immigration status

When approved, parents will be able to pre-register their children for vaccination and choose their day and time, by scheduling online at

Grant County Cooperative Extension is presenting an “Ask the Agent” online Zoom event tomorrow, May 12th from 12 noon to 1:00 P.M. Participants are urged to ask questions pertaining to trees, plants, bugs, gardening, and livestock animals including cattle, pigs and lambs. For more information how to register for the free event, call 575-388-1559 or visit

Western New Mexico University Cultural Affairs is planning a Family Drive-in Movie” event this week featuring the original “Ghostbusters”, this Friday, May 14th at 8:30 P.M. The showing is free on a first come first serve basis at the Fine Arts Center south parking lot. Gates will open at 7:45 P.M.

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