Over the past month, weekly vaccine supplies have slowly increased, making it possible for many in Phase 1 to obtain the vaccine. Many of us wish we were in Phase 1, and The Arc will expand its efforts to advocate for increased prioritization of all individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and all caregivers.
Ten months into the COVID-19 pandemic many lessons have been learned on how to live in these most challenging of times. At the same time, we should remember how quickly we adapted to these challenges. Consider how quickly we discovered how to keep in touch with the people most important to us, without physically being with them.
On Friday, January 8, the Executive Office of Health and Human Services issued an important update regarding the COVID-19 vaccine distribution for all home-based healthcare workers working in Massachusetts who will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Phase 1 of the roll-out beginning in February.