Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham receives first dose of Pfizer vaccine

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham received her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine Friday.

The governor received the vaccine alongside community members at the Desert Sage Academy vaccination site in Santa Fe.

“I am happy to be here, and to be part of the solution and to protect myself,” the governor said.

Gov. Lujan Grisham said she’s part of the 1-C vaccination group, which includes people 60 years and older with no underlying conditions.

She encouraged other New Mexicans to sign up for the vaccine if they haven’t already done so.

“Register. I got my shot when my time was available. It really is easy,” she said.

The governor also said New Mexicans should accept their appointment as soon as the state notifies them.

“This is no time to say you don’t need it if someone else is getting it. We all need a vaccine,” she said.

“Don’t be on the fence about getting the vaccine,” she added.

She said it’s all about reaching herd immunity so New Mexicans can finally adjust to the “new normal”.

“Then we can get back to a new sense of normal,” she said. “We deserve that, and we’ve worked so hard to do it.”

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