Capitol Correspondence - 02.09.21

Resources to Combat COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation

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Because people with intellectual / developmental disabilities are more likely to die if they contract COVID-19, Medicaid disability providers have a stake in combating misinformation on COVID-19 vaccines. This is timely because misinformation is spreading among health practitioners such as nurses. The following resources could be helpful to educate individuals our members support and Direct Support Professionals.

  • This plain-language COVID-19 vaccine fact sheet by the Autistic Self Advocacy Network.
  • Recommendations by the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine on strategies to promote vaccine acceptance.
  • Axios‘s explanation of the significant scientific breakthroughs that occurred during the development of these vaccines.
  • A chart addressing the misconception that only vulnerable populations should self-isolate.
  • An infographic identifying which communities have benefitted – and been overlooked – by vaccine distribution.