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Senator Gregg Schmedes Applauds DOH Policy Regarding COVID Vaccine for Schoolchildren

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Vaccine Advisory Committee omits COVID vaccine from immunization requirements 

SANTA FE – Today, the New Mexico Department of Health Vaccine Advisory Committee (VAC) issued its 2023-2024 New Mexico School Entry Immunization Requirements for school children. The policy notes that while the COVID vaccine is “recommended,” it is not required for school attendance. Last month, Senator Gregg Schmedes (District 19-Tijeras), a practicing physician in Albuquerque, asked the Governor to make public her position on the matter. Senator Schmedes’s letter, delivered on October 20, was issued ahead of the VAC’s November 3 meeting. The results of that meeting were not released until today.

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