Prioritize Disability Vaccine Access

Whereas, Governor Ricketts removed people with underlying conditions from the 1B Priority Group for the Covid Vaccine

Whereas, If infected, people with Down Syndrome are five times more likely to be hospitalized and 10 times more likely to die than the general population,

Whereas, 83% of people with intellectual or developmental disabilities are not receiving state services and part of the groups of people with disabilities that have not yet received the Covid Vaccine.

Whereas, Nebraska’s service system fails to recognize many people intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Therefore, we call on Governor Ricketts to add people with disabilities back to the Priority Group for Covid Vaccines. We must provide equitable access to testing for those in communities, in facilities, in services, and supported by their families.  In order to ensure this, we must eliminate barriers including but not limited to lack of access to transportation, limitations of vehicles, ensure quality testing in community services, provide testing in facilities, make the website accessible, create a comprehensive data set involving all people, and ensure equitable care for all Nebraskans.

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Ana Rankin
Trudy Whitaker
jayne McCoy
Allison Wagner
Karen Green
Stephanie Bridges
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Jamie Holaday
Sarah Valdivia
Emily Wadhams
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Stacy Huser
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  • Ana Rankin
    signed via 2021-05-05 07:19:41 -0700
  • Trudy Whitaker
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  • jayne McCoy
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  • Diane Cramer
    signed 2021-03-18 20:13:58 -0700
    My cousin has down syndrome. He wants his shot. He is 48.
  • Joni Mccoy
    signed 2021-03-18 18:00:39 -0700
    My brother has been blessed with down syndrome. He wants his covid shot!
  • Joshua Mccoy
    signed 2021-03-18 17:57:47 -0700
    I am an adult with down syndrome. I am 48. I want shot.
  • Tanya M Crouse
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  • Eileen Knodel
    signed 2021-03-14 08:14:25 -0700
    Please help
  • Shawn Talley
    signed 2021-03-10 15:41:04 -0800
    Please reconsider and include ALL people with any developmental disabilities who may be of higher risk.
  • DEan Fuelberth
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    Please reconsider this action.
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