COVID-19: The Arc Sends Letter To Governor, Advisory Committee On Vaccine Prioritization for People with I/DD and Autism

Our vaccine prioritization advocacy continues to evolve! The Arc of Massachusetts (The Arc), along with Advocates for Autism of Massachusetts, sent a letter yesterday (February 16) to the Governor and other state officials urging that people with I/DD and autism be immediately prioritized for the COVID-19 vaccine and to make reasonable accommodations when necessary to ensure safe and equal access to the vaccine.

In Massachusetts, companions and caregivers of those over 75 who are getting vaccinated now have access to the COVID-19 vaccine. We ask that this same consideration be made for people accompanying people with autism or I/DD to vaccination sites.

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