LAS CRUCES, New Mexico -- For the first time, students 12 years or older received their vaccination in the Las Cruces Public School District on Wednesday.
Interim LCPS Superintendent Ralph Ramos told ABC-7 that there were 475 students who got their shots.
“I feel like everyone could take the vaccine so we can just get back to normal seeing our friends family,” said one Mayfield High School freshman.
“The goal is for my kids to be free, be vaccinated and be normal again, be able to be in sports without a mask and be in school and be able to interact with their friends freely,” said parent Natasha Manning, who brought her three kids to get vaccinated.
Ramos told ABC-7 the district is working on an extensive plan to get kids vaccinated.
"We are really hoping that we have an many people vaccinated going into this next fall as we are planning the next school year," said Ramons. "Hopefully it begins with no masks.”
Another vaccination event will be held next Wednesday at Las Cruces High School.