“Flu can be fatal if left untreated or if a person – at any age – has a weakened immune system,” said NMDOH Cabinet Secretary Kathy Kunkel. “Getting your flu vaccination every year is the single best way to protect you, your family, and our state’s most vulnerable residents, from infants to the elderly.
The new map – which is integrated with Google Maps so individuals can get directions from their location to selected pharmacies - will be the most extensive and up-to-date map in the state for information about where to get naloxone at individual pharmacies. The website also provides English and Spanish videos on how to recognize an overdose and administer Naloxone.
The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) reports an increase in alcohol-related deaths in New Mexico in 2018, when 1,544 New Mexicans died from alcohol-related causes. That is up six percent from 2017, when there were 1,461 alcohol-related deaths. New Mexico has had the highest alcohol-related death rate of any state in the U.S. since 1997.