Public Health New Mexico
10:05 am
Tue February 17, 2015

Santa Fe Schools To Tighten Vaccine Rule Enforcement

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School districts in New Mexico are stepping up their enforcement of vaccination rules in the wake of recent measles outbreaks in other parts of the country. Santa Fe Public Schools will begin turning away students who haven’t met the requirements Tuesday. School Board President Steve Carrillo says the district is enforcing state policy that’s already in place. 

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Public Health New Mexico
5:06 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Fewer New Mexico Kids Vaccinated For Hepatitis A

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(Click here to access the interactive map of vaccine rates)

Newly released figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show New Mexico ranks near the bottom for statewide child vaccination rates for hepatitis A

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Public Health New Mexico
3:15 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Chicken Soup For The Influenza-Riddled Soul

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In California, at least eight people have died from the flu. In North Texas, 19 deaths.

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Public Health New Mexico
3:07 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Native Americans At Higher Risk For Flu Complications

An Educational Poster On Seasonal Flu Specifically Targeting Native Americans
Credit Centers for Disease Control

Health Departments in the Southwest are beginning to see some of the first flu cases of the season. Officials warn there are many populations at higher risk for health complications for the flu.

One high-risk group is Native Americans. However, the reason why isn’t fully understood.

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