Capitol Correspondence - 02.23.21

COVID-19 Resources: Vaccine Toolkit, DSP Toolkit, Report on Need for Vaccine Prioritization in HCBS

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To help our members as they continue to navigate the pandemic and to strengthen their advocacy, we share the following resources:

  • A COVID-19 vaccination toolkit by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including on how to communicate about the vaccine with your community and sample social media.
  • A plain-language toolkit on the pandemic by the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals which contains resources on vaccination, stress relief, self-care, and managing grief and loss, among other topics.
  • A report by the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund which could be helpful to our members’ advocacy to prioritize individuals with disabilities for vaccination. The report “finds that HCBS recipients between 45 and 64 years of age appear to be at greater mortality risk than the general community-resident population between 65 and 74 years of age.”