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Independent Living Resource Center (ILRC)

COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots

Who Is Eligible for a COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot? CDC has announced that COVID-19 Vaccine booster shots are now available for the following Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine recipients who completed their initial series at least 6 months ago: 65...

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Why You Should Not Use Ivermectin to Treat or Prevent COVID-19

This post is an excerpt of the FDA's Consumer Updates page titled "Why You Should Not Use Ivermectin to Treat or Prevent COVID-19" from September 3, 2021. Here’s What You Need to Know about Ivermectin The FDA has not authorized or...

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Important Change for SSI Recipients and Applicants

The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently changed their rules about how pandemic-related financial assistance can affect an individual’s eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or monthly SSI benefit amount. Previously, SSA had...

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FDA Approves Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine

On August 23, 2021, the FDA approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, and will now be marketed as Comirnaty, for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and...

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New Mexico Mask Mandate Re-Instated

The most recent New Mexico Public Health Order states that, as of August 20, 2021 everyone in New Mexico over the age of 2, regardless of vaccination status, is required to wear a mask or cloth face covering when in public except when...

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COVID-19 Vaccines for Immunocompromised People

Center's for Disease Control (CDC) now recommends that people whose immune systems are compromised moderately to severely should receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine after the initial 2 doses. Widespread vaccination is a critical...

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