The Associated Press
Created: October 28, 2020 06:49 AM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It could be awhile before a COVID-19 vaccine is widely available, but health officials in New Mexico say they have submitted their plans to the federal government for how to distribute it.
They said Tuesday that the focus will be on vaccinating health care workers, first responders and then nursing home residents and staff.
They acknowledged that supplies will likely be limited early on and immunizations for the general public would come later.
Amid a surge in infections in the state and elsewhere in the U.S., health officials outlined their plans for lawmakers, who had questions about everything from the cost to security.
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