NM Gives Green Light To Booster Shot For Some Eligible


The New Mexico Department of Health gave the okay for eligible residents to receive the Pfizer booster. Eligibility guidelines are listed as being:

  • People aged 65 years and older
  • Residents aged 18 years and older in long-term care settings
  • People aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions
  • People aged 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions
  • People aged 18–64 years at increased risk for COVID-19

NMDOH says occupations at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission include front line essential workers and health care workers as previously detailed by the CDC:

  • First responders (healthcare workers, firefighters, police, congregate care staff)
  • Education staff (teachers, support staff, daycare workers)
  • Food and agriculture workers
  • Manufacturing workers
  • Corrections workers
  • U.S. Postal Service workers
  • Public transit workers
  • Grocery store workers

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