DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH NEWS
The New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday announced changes to its COVID-19 vaccine dashboard. Beginning today, the state will report vaccinations based on the 18+ population. County-based totals will also be based on the 18+ population. Vaccinations among the 12-17 population will appear on the dashboard as well.
The state had previously used a 16+ age grouping to report vaccinations, as well as a separate category for 12-15.
“At the time we announced our goal of 60% vaccinated, only New Mexicans 16+ were eligible,” said DOH Cabinet Secretary Dr. Tracie Collins. “After meeting that goal, we’ve decided to modify our reporting to 18+ so as to align with White House and CDC reporting standards.”