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Let's Talk About the COVID-19 Vaccine

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Let's Talk New Mexico 1/14, 8a: The COVID-19 vaccine has finally reached our state, and as of the beginning of this week, over 325,000 New Mexicans have signed up to receive their first dose. But folks also have questions: How does this vaccine work?  How soon can you expect to actually receive it? And how effective will it actually be, especially now that the new coronavirus variant strain has been detected here? On this week's Let’s Talk New Mexico, we’ll be speaking to  experts about the science behind the vaccine, the Department of Health’s strategies for making sure it’s distributed in the most effective way,  and what it’s actually like to get this life-saving shot. 

And we want to hear from you! Do you have concerns about the vaccine?  Would you like to know more about how the state is deciding who gets the vaccine first? Email us at LetsTalk@KUNM.org, or call in live during the show.



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Ty Bannerman has been writing about New Mexico for over a decade. He is the author of the history book Forgotten Albuquerque and his work has appeared in New Mexico Magazine, Atlas Obscura, Eater, and the American Literary Review. While at the Weekly Alibi, Albuquerque’s alternative newspaper, he served as food editor, features editor and managing editor. He co-hosts two podcasts: City on the Edge, which tells Albuquerque stories, and Anytown, USA, which virtually explores a different US county each week. He has two children and way too many dogs and chickens.
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