New Mexico’s vaccination rate remains stagnant, health officials hope for uptick

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — In spring, long lines were wrapped around the National Hispanic Cultural Center, with hundreds flocking to get vaccinated.

Back then, 30% of New Mexicans were vaccinated within just one month. Since then, the pace has slowed.

On Friday, there was a film crew at the National Hispanic Cultural Center instead.

In the last two months, the state has vaccinated less than 10% of residents.

At a vaccine clinc held by the Cesar Chavez Foundation Friday, they hoped to vaccinate 50 people. Instead, they vaccinated about a dozen.

Officials with the state’s Department of Health said they expect vaccination rates to increase with the $100 incentive coming back — and the Delta variant driving case numbers up.