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What to Do If You Get Denied the COVID Vaccine Because You’re Undocumented

“Stay there, and ask for an explanation,” Graciela Araujo said. “People have to speak up and fight for their rights because we do have rights here. The vaccine is available for everyone—for everyone.”

People receive the Covid vaccine at Manhattan’s Javits Center which recently opened as a COVID vaccination site on January 13, 2021 in New York City. The Javits, which had previously functioned as a field hospital last spring when New York City was the epicenter of the pandemic, will now serve as a massive vaccine distribution center. Appointments will be required and only first responders, the elderly and select groups are eligible at this time.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Mass Vaccination Sites Finally Start Opening Throughout the Country

Thousands of people are expected to get vaccinated every day in each location.

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine speaks at a news conference on July 21, 2020, in York, York County. (Flickr/Office of Gov. Tom Wolf)
Biden Taps Levine to Be US Assistant Secretary of Health, First Openly Transgender Federal Official

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris called Levine “a remarkable public servant with the knowledge and experience to help us contain this pandemic, and protect and improve the health and well-being of the American people.”

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Research Finds COVID-19 May Worsen Symptoms of Those With Tourette Syndrome

Two recent studies found people with Tourette's saw their tics, anxiety, and compulsions worsen during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID Vaccine Hesitancy Is a Very Real Concern in Communities of Color. Black Doctors Are Doing Something About It.

The COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy Black communities have is warranted. Black healthcare providers have taken on the responsibility to help change it.

Syringes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine sit in a tray in a vaccination room at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Pfizer’s COVID Vaccine Is Effective Against Key Mutation, New Study Finds

The encouraging news comes the same day the US recorded 4,085 deaths from COVID-19, setting a grim, new single-day record.

President-elect Joe Biden speaks at The Queen theater, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Only 2.1 Million People Have Received the Coronavirus Vaccine So Far. That’s Not Enough, Biden Says.

President-elect Joe Biden predicted that “things will get worse before they get better” when it comes to the pandemic.