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The Fair Square Bulletin: September 2023

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By Daniel Petkevich
Sep 19, 2023

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In today's email:
  • Does Medicare Cover RSV Vaccines?
  • Updated COVID-19 Vaccine
  • 130 Halloween Jokes
  • Fall Foliage Map

FSM Blog: Does Medicare Cover RSV Vaccines?

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What is RSV?
RSV is a highly contagious virus that can lead to pneumonia or bronchiolitis and worsen other chronic conditions, such as asthma and COPD. Severe cases can result in hospitalization and even be life-threatening.
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The FDA recently approved the RSV vaccines for adults 60 and older to help protect against contracting the virus.  CMS has confirmed that RSV vaccines should be available free of charge to people with Medicare Part D. Those without Part D coverage may pay between $180 and $295 out-of-pocket for the vaccine.

Updated COVID-19 Vaccine

By Mike Stobbe and Lauran Neergaard via

apnews.com

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Americans can now get an updated COVID-19 vaccine:

Most Americans should get an updated COVID-19 vaccine, health officials said Tuesday. Advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed the new shots for everyone six months and older, and the agency’s director quickly signed off Tuesday on the panel’s recommendation. That means doses should be available this week, some as early as Wednesday.
The severity of the COVID-19 pandemic has faded, but...

130 Halloween Jokes to Tickle Your Funny Bone

By Charlotte Hilton Anderson via

ReadersDigest.com

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Check out these punny Halloween-themed jokes for a good laugh. Here are a few of our favorites:
Q: What do you get when you put a spider on an ear of corn? (A cobweb)
Q: When is it bad luck to be followed by a black cat? (When you’re a mouse)

This Fall Foliage Map Shows When Leaves Will Peak Near You

By Alison Fox via

TravelanLeasure.com

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Summer is coming to an end and that means cozy sweaters, PSLs, apple picking, and gorgeous fall foliage. But predicting exactly when the changing leaves will peak has always been a bit of a guessing game. 
‎‎This 

interactive map

 allows users to drag a tool across the timeline, seeing peak foliage move across the country...

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