Apr. 30—SANTA FE — New Mexico businesses and churches will soon be able to sign up for group COVID-19 vaccination clinics, a state Department of Health spokesman said Friday.
With all state residents age 16 and older now eligible, state health officials have said outreach efforts will be critical in ensuring as many New Mexicans as possible have access to the vaccine.
The vaccine clinics could help in that effort, as the state is working to set up an online form that would allow employers, houses of worship or other types of groups to register for such an event.
While details are still being finalized, it's likely that a minimum threshold of unvaccinated adults would be required in order for a vaccine clinic to be scheduled, DOH spokesman Matt Bieber said.
As of Friday, 58% of eligible New Mexicans had received at least one COVID-19 dose, while 43.2% were fully vaccinated, according to DOH data.
Vaccination rates also play a key role in the state's revised color-coded map that is used to set business restrictions on a county-by-county basis.