State health officials answered more questions about New Mexico’s vaccine rollout Saturday, specifically why some people in latter groups are being vaccinated before people in earlier groups.
The first doses of the vaccine went to people who fell under the Group 1A classification, which includes health care workers and residents in long-term care facilities.
On Friday, health care workers started to administer the vaccine to people in Group 1B. That group consists of people who are 75 years old and older, people who are more at risk, and other essential workers like teachers and grocery store staff.
After that, Group 1C goes next, which includes people who are 60 years old and older, and workers in fields like transportation and utilities. Once those people are vaccinated then the rest of the population can start to receive the vaccine.
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