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State program uncovers xylazine in fentanyl samples April 29, 2024 - Harm Reduction - Alert

Xylazine has been commonly found in combination with heroin and illicitly manufactured fentanyl in the eastern United States for years, but this is the first time it has been officially identified in the state. « read more »



Older adults now eligible for additional dose of updated COVID-19 vaccine in New Mexico February 29, 2024 - Immunization - Alert

In response to yesterday’s endorsement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation, the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is urging adults aged 65 and older to receive an additional updated 2023... « read more »



New Mexico health officials announce first reported pediatric flu death of the 2023-24 season February 28, 2024 - Influenza Surveillance - Alert

Today, the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) announced the state’s first reported influenza-associated pediatric death for the 2023-24 flu season. Regrettably, a child (5-12 years old) in Bernalillo County died from complications associated with influenza (flu). To protect the family’s pri... « read more »