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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Michael O'Bradovich
Collene Vanek
Emily Koopmann
Sherri Juracek
Erin Watson
Alexandria Roberts
Ryan Abell
Margaret Ann Mills
Lauren Weyers
Stevie Handlin
Colleen Kamm
Jeanette Broxterman
Sathishkumar Natarajan
Jo-Hanna Goettsche
Ryan Wilkins
Nancy Graul
Dsrsey Hamm
Patricia Schultz
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  • Christy Hotz
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  • Sathishkumar Natarajan
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  • Jo-Hanna Goettsche
    signed via 2021-02-24 17:50:28 -0800
    My daughter is autistic and has limited communication abilities. If she had trouble breathing or lost her sense of smell, most likely she would not be able to alert her father or I. But given her age and mine, we are both in the same age group that has to wait until May.
  • Suzanne Wendorff
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  • Ryan Wilkins
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  • Patricia Schultz
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  • Nancy Kasmarski
    signed via 2021-02-24 17:38:11 -0800
    Governor Ricketts you need to reconsider and add people with disabilities back to the Priority Group for Covid Vaccines. They are at a higher risk due to their compromised immune system.