The New Mexico State Fair starts this week. With the public health order requiring everyone going to the fair to be vaccinated – Expo New Mexico is training its ticket takers to check vaccine cards.
“We are training folks what a vaccine card is and what to look for if there are two shots the Pfizer or Moderna and one shot for Johnson and Johnson,” said Hubert Allen, a biostatistician training the ticket takers.
Every person who will be checking vaccine cards at the fair has gone through training with Allen.
“We are becoming community health workers, we are telling them about the responsibility and the honor to be a community health worker, you aren't just a ticket taker this is higher than that,” said Allen.
Along with learning what to look for on the vaccine card, they are also learning about the exemptions.
“Those three require documentation, then you need to show us a negative COVID test from the last 48 hours you cannot get into the New Mexico state fair with just a negative COVID test,” Allen said.
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