COVID-19 Vaccine Pre-Registration

COVID-19 Vaccine Registration

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is leading the State of New Mexico’s COVID-19 Vaccination Preparedness Planning in close collaboration with other state agencies, as well as public, private and tribal partners throughout the state. Following federal guidelines, vaccine will be prioritized for frontline health care workers in hospital settings.The state will then provide vaccine to other frontline healthcare workers and first responders, as well as staff and residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. Please use NMDOH's COVID-19 Vaccination Registration System to pre-register for your vaccine. When vaccine is available, NMDOH will send you a notification to schedule your appointment.

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Administration for Community Living News & Events

Fraud Alert: COVID-19 Scams

The latest e-newsletter from the Administration for Community Living highlights potential COVID-19 scams and Medicare. As the number of people and communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic grows, so do the scams associated with it. Scammers use public health emergencies as opportunities for new fraud schemes, and because older adults and people with disabilities are at greater risk for serious illness from COVID-19, they may target these populations.

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Georgia Tech. A Closer Look: Face Masks and People with Disabilities

Face Masks & People with Disabilities

Some disabilities make it difficult or impossible to wear a face mask and some individuals with mobility/movement disorders have difficulty putting on, adjusting, and/or removing a face mask without assistance. Georgia Tech's Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation has put together a webinar that outlines CDC’s face mask guidelines and explores solutions to challenges some people with disabilities experience in attempting to follow the guidance.

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Independent Living Resource Center (ILRC)

Federal COVID-19 Relief Bill

Congress has finally arrived at a new $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill. The bill includes several items that will be helpful for many people with disabilities. With this bill, one-time stimulus checks would be available to adults for up to $600 each, plus $600 for each child under 17.

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COVID-19 Accessible Resources

COVID-19 Accessible Materials Microsite

The Georgia Tech Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation (CIDI), with funding from the CDC Foundation and technical assistance from CDC is adapting COVID-19 materials into accessible formats for people with disabilities. The project has created a microsite to house all of the materials which has now gone live. On the microsite, you can request embossed braille, download accessible Word Documents and PDFs, and register for upcoming webinars related to COVID-19 and people with disabilities.

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illustration of covid-19 vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccine UPDATE

On December 11, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an Emergency Use Authorization for use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in people aged 16 years and older for the prevention of COVID-19. Because the supply of COVID-19 vaccine in the United States will be limited at first, CDC recommends that initial supplies of COVID-19 vaccine be allocated to healthcare personnel and long-term care facility residents.

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