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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Jessica Niski
Jessica Sollars
Allison Piippo
Jason Ekeler
Kyra Schwartzman
Madi Thielen
Sherry Drbal
Franny Howard
Jill Neeley
Cassidy Morrison
Katie Skean
Emily Suffi
Brooke Morrison
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  • Jessica Niski
    signed 2021-02-24 16:20:27 -0800
  • James Hamilton
    signed 2021-02-24 16:19:51 -0800
  • Jessica Sollars
    signed 2021-02-24 16:19:30 -0800
  • Allison Piippo
    signed via 2021-02-24 16:17:11 -0800
  • Melinda Down
    signed via 2021-02-24 16:03:10 -0800
    Please vaccinate us that have immune deficiency
  • Alison Armstrong
    signed via 2021-02-24 16:00:37 -0800
  • Donald Alcorn
    signed via 2021-02-24 15:57:51 -0800
  • Jason Ekeler
    signed 2021-02-24 15:47:01 -0800
  • Kyra Schwartzman
    signed 2021-02-24 15:40:39 -0800
  • Madi Thielen
    signed 2021-02-24 15:39:43 -0800
  • Sherry Drbal
    signed 2021-02-24 15:38:44 -0800
  • Teresa Miller
    signed 2021-02-24 15:38:19 -0800
  • Franny Howard
    signed via 2021-02-24 15:37:44 -0800
    Please protect these vulnerable citizens. It’s the morally correct thing to do!
  • Jessica Tenney
    signed 2021-02-24 15:37:03 -0800
  • Sarah Herman
    signed via 2021-02-24 15:36:25 -0800
  • Rhonda Fuelberth
    signed 2021-02-24 15:32:04 -0800
    Please reconsider this sudden change to Nebraska’s vaccination prioritization. The ramifications of this decision to remove individuals living with specific health concerns from 1B prioritization are far-reaching. These decisions are far-reaching not only as they relate to COVID-19 vaccinations, but also because the removal of individuals with specific health concerns makes a statement regarding our value of human life. Everyone has been affected in some way by this pandemic, but the social isolation for individuals who have no choice but to stay home, accompanied by the impact on their families who do their best to protect them, has been life-altering. Nebraska’s acknowledgment of and alignment with the December 23rd decision by the CDC to move individuals with certain underlying health conditions made me proud of our state. It also gave a glimmer of hope to Nebraska citizens who have been impacted profoundly by this pandemic. Please don’t take this glimmer of hope away.
  • Stephen Goodrich
    signed 2021-02-24 15:25:32 -0800
  • Jill Neeley
    signed 2021-02-24 15:23:19 -0800
  • Cassidy Morrison
    signed via 2021-02-24 15:22:46 -0800
  • maggie mundt
    signed 2021-02-24 15:21:42 -0800
  • Katie Skean
    signed via 2021-02-24 15:15:10 -0800
  • Emily Suffi
    signed 2021-02-24 15:13:43 -0800
  • John Fuelberth
    signed 2021-02-24 15:13:16 -0800
  • Tiffany Crouse
    signed 2021-02-24 15:07:45 -0800
  • Brooke Morrison
    signed via 2021-02-24 15:07:39 -0800
    My older sister has Down Syndrome as well as a heart condition and is prioritized after homeless people to get vaccinated. Her life doesn’t matter to Pete Ricketts. I’m honestly ashamed to live in a state that is lead by that man.
  • Sharon Mariska
    signed 2021-02-24 15:01:32 -0800
  • Penny Parker
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  • Lisa Westlund
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  • Marcela Morales
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  • Janet Fox
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