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NM Pediatric Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra spoke with W.K. Kellogg Foundation Director of New Mexico Programs, Chamiza Pacheco de Alas, about the urgent need for distribution of pediatric Covid-19 vaccines and to ensure there aren’t any disparities. She says surges in COVID cases across New Mexico in children of color and their families are possible with the Holiday season’s social and family gatherings.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is a non-profit organization centered around children. Several New Mexico health care providers and supporters have collaborated to ensure equitable pediatric Covid-19 vaccines in the community, such as the New Mexico Department of Health, Promotoras & Community Health Workers, Con Alma Health Foundation, Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine, local hospitals, and health providers.  The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) has authorized the use of the Pfizer vaccines in children ages 5-11.

wkkf.org; cvvaccine.nmhealth.org; conalma.org.; cdc.gov