vaccines

New Mexico health officials believe 1 is dead after livestock drug overdose

New Mexico Health officials believe at least one person has died in the state after taking ivermectin to treat COVID-19. In a press conference Wednesday Dr. David Scrase issued a stern warning to New Mexicans to not take the anti-parasite drug sold at veterinary supply stores as a potential treatment for COVID-19.

Staffing shortage causes Clovis school to temporarily close

CLOVIS, N.M. (KRQE) – School districts across the state are dealing with the impacts of COVID-19. One high school in southeastern New Mexico had to close Friday because they didn’t have enough teachers able to come to work. The Clovis Municipal School District had to close Clovis High due to a

COVID-19 booster shot immunity with breakthrough cases

It’s been eight months since the first COVID-19 vaccine was made available, and booster shots are on the horizon. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends people take the booster shot at that eighth-month mark, but what happens if you’ve gotten the virus after being vaccinated?

Plenty of New Mexicans traveled on Labor Day weekend

Number of people at airports hit pre-pandemic levels ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Millions of New Mexicans hit the road and the friendly skies this weekend and for some of them, it was the first time since the pandemic they have traveled. “For the most part it is at full capacity,” said Simon

Some New Mexicans turn to livestock drug to treat, prevent coronavirus

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Local health officials said some New Mexicans are taking a drug meant for livestock to treat or prevent COVID-19 in people. Despite the drug not being approved by the FDA or other national health organizations to treat COVID, the state’s Poison Center said they’ve seen an increase

Balloon Fiesta will require masks, cancel some events amid virus surge

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The International Balloon Fiesta on Wednesday announced they will require masks for all guests in all indoor areas and in crowded outdoor settings. The Music Fiesta and the Balloon Discovery Center will each be cancelled for this year’s festivities. The Music Fiesta is being cancelled due to the

COVID cases remain low at New Mexico colleges, where vaccination rates are high

Albuquerque, NM – Colleges and universities around the state have been requiring many students to be vaccinated against COVID-19, for others frequent COVID-19 testing is required. At the University of New Mexico, there are 18,986 confirmed fully vaccinated students, faculty and staff. For most New Mexico universities, the case counts are low