Measles is highly contagious and is easily transmitted person-to-person via droplets or through the air. To interrupt continued disease spread in the community, please contact your health care provider or any of the resource numbers listed below if you or someone in your family experience the following symptoms: high fever followed by red watery eyes, runny nose, and cough.
Anyone needing measles vaccine can contact their medical provider, local pharmacy (Walgreens), or Nurse Advice New Mexico at 1-877-725-2552. Vaccines are available without charge to the family for any child in New Mexico, regardless of insurance status, under the Vaccines for Children program. Children who have no insurance coverage can get the vaccine from their health care provider or at their local public health office. Public health office contact information can be found in the blue pages of the phone book or online at www.nmhealth.org. Specifically, measles vaccine will be available at the Española, Taos, and Santa Fe Public Health Offices.
The Department of Health’s Epidemiology and Response Division is available for consultation at (505) 827-0006.