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The New Mexico Department of Health is urging all residents ages 6 months and older to get their annual flu shot. According to a release, NMDOH Public Health Medical Director, Dr. Chris Novak, “Getting your flu shot is the best way to protect yourself and loved ones from the complications, hospitalizations, or death that influenza can cause. In addition, getting a flu shot saves healthcare resources and hospital rooms for treating COVID-19 patients and others with more serious health conditions.” Groups of people that are strongly recommended to be vaccinated because they are deemed as high risk include:

  • Children younger than five, especially under 2 years old;
  • Pregnant women
  • Seniors aged 65 and older
  • People of any age with chronic medical conditions
  • Nursing home residents
  • Morbidly obese
  • American Indians and Alaskan Natives
  • Caregivers to any of the fore mentioned groups

Additional information on the flu from the New Mexico Department of Health can be found at

Big Brother Big Sisters Mountain Region has cancelled their annual bowling event and instead will have their first-ever “Move for Kids’ Sake” event from October 15th through 31st. Participants can help support Big Brother Big Sisters by forming a team and get out to walk, run, hike, bike, jump rope, or any other activity. Since 1904, BBBS has created and supported one-to-one mentoring between adult volunteers and kids. For more information, visit Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region on their Facebook page.

All Grant County Buildings are now open to the Public and maintaining regular business hours. In accordance with the COVID safety practices released by the Governor, members of the public will be required to wear a mask upon entering the building.

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