New Mexico Department of Health

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Immunization Program

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Increase in Chickenpox Cases in Albuquerque Area March 13, 2014 - Immunization - Vaccination

The New Mexico Department of Health is reporting an increase in the number of cases of chickenpox in school-aged children in the Albuquerque area over the past few weeks. The Department has investigated 8 reported cases since February 3rd, 2014, compared to 3 total cases that were reported in the s... « read more »

Adult Vaccinations Prevent Pneumonia-related Illness and Death December 23, 2013 - Immunization - Vaccination

Pneumococcal disease, caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria, is one of the most common causes of pneumonia among New Mexicans. So far this year, approximately 300 people in New Mexico have been diagnosed with severe pneumococcal disease. « read more »

Don't Let the Flu Ruin Your Holidays December 16, 2013 - Immunization - Vaccination

The New Mexico Department of Health is reminding New Mexicans that it’s not too late to get vaccinated against the flu. The holiday season is time for gatherings, office parties and shopping. Coincidentally, colds and the flu tend to flourish during this time as well. « read more »

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