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New Mexico officials: More monkeypox vaccinations on order

By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Only 10 monkeypox cases have been confirmed in New Mexico so far, and top health officials say there are no immediately concerns that the state will run out of vaccines any time soon. Officials with the state Health Department reported Thursday that all of the confirmed cases involve people who contracted the virus outside of New Mexico, indicating there has not yet been community spread. The state has nearly 1,000 vaccinations on hand and another 2,600 will be delivered over the coming months. Vaccinations are being targeted to those who have come in contact with someone who's infected. Meanwhile, officials said COVID-19 cases in the state have plateaued.