New Mexico can adapt Red to Green Framework

Dr. David R. Scrase, cabinet secretary for the Health and Human Services Department, said the state is also looking at ways to record how many people have been vaccinated.

“We have a pretty extensive discussion of how we build in vaccine coverage to help move counties or keep them in the green or turquoise or whatever, so those discussions are part of a big discussion about gate criteria, red, yellow, green. , and kind of a bridge – if you like – to the end of the pandemic, ”said Dr. Scrase.

The counties of New Mexico to lead the country in administering the vaccine.

State officials said 50% of New Mexicans aged 16 or older got at least their first shot.

Dr. Tracie Collins, cabinet secretary for the Department of Health, said the state will contact people who have missed their vaccination appointments.

“If you’ve been invited and can’t come to an appointment, you’ll receive another invitation,” she said. “And for seniors, people with disabilities, consider calling 1-800-432-2080. That’s 1-800-432-2080. That’s registration scheduling support.”

New Mexico is closely following COVID-19 variants that are rapidly spreading across the southwestern part of the province.

Scrase said New Mexico has seen 39 cases of the British variant and no cases of the Brazil or South Africa variants.