We are happy to report that as of this letter, 57.9% of New Mexicans 16 years and older have completed their vaccinations. This is a tremendous accomplishment – and part of the reason New Mexico recently moved all counties to the Turquoise level.
By June 17, we aim to hit 60% of New Mexicans 16 years and older who have completed their vaccinations. Meeting this goal will enable our state to graduate from the Red-Yellow-Green-Turquoise system and reopen economically on July 1.
As of June 14, New Mexico is only 36,805 doses away from meeting this goal.
COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and free and there is no need to show proof of insurance or residency to receive the vaccine.
State health officials have added numerous vaccination events around the state to assist in reaching this goal. Go to https://vaccinenm.org?ref=dgf or call 1-855-600-3453 (press 1 for English and 3 for Español) and schedule your vaccine today. Seniors and those with disabilities can also call 1-800-432-2080 for support with registration and scheduling. Scheduling is recommended but not required at any of these events.
As an added incentive, each individual who receives either the booster vaccine or the Johnson & Johnson vaccine between now and June 17 will receive $100.
For the $100 incentive, New Mexicans must provide proof of residency (e.g. an identification card, pay stub or utility bill). Those who are receiving a second Pfizer or Moderna shot must provide a vaccination card proving that they have received a primary shot and that they received their booster on the applicable day at an eligible location.
Recipients of the $100 incentive are solely responsible for any taxes.
New Mexicans will receive $100 either on-site or at their home addresses.
For New Mexicans eligible to be vaccinated who are under 18 years old, a parent or guardian must be present to qualify for the $100.
All New Mexicans who have received at least one shot are also eligible for the Vax 2 the Max sweepstakes, including a total of $10 million in cash prizes and other awards. On June 18, New Mexico will conduct its first drawings – four prizes of $250,000 each. New Mexicans who wish to participate can sign up at vax2themaxNM.org.
New Mexicans who have completed their vaccination series will be eligible for the grand prize drawing of $5 million in early August.
Let’s band together, hit our target – and then celebrate together.