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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  • Barbara Beck
    signed 2021-02-24 07:21:34 -0800
  • Kathryn Brunke
    signed 2021-02-24 07:21:14 -0800
  • Robert Sankey
    signed 2021-02-24 07:20:53 -0800
  • Jacob Glantz
    signed 2021-02-24 07:16:47 -0800
  • Bette Johnson
    signed via 2021-02-24 07:12:10 -0800
  • Jona Boettcher
    signed 2021-02-24 07:10:08 -0800
  • Libby Steinfeldt
    signed via 2021-02-24 06:58:25 -0800
    These kids deserve this shot most of all.
  • Sarah Schreiter Harvey
    signed 2021-02-24 06:54:03 -0800
  • Dirk Zwart
    signed via 2021-02-24 06:53:46 -0800
    There is a higher risk of death from the top 6 recognized high risk categories on the CDC list for vaccine priorities than age alone. This segment of Nebraskans are the unseen. They take medications and have medical proof of thier condition. Adding this group now would possibly add 3 days to the vaccine procedures, but leaving them till thier age group is called could result in many more Nebraskans losing thier lives.
  • Mary E Costello
    signed via 2021-02-24 06:52:05 -0800
  • Judy Lundquist
    signed via 2021-02-24 06:50:17 -0800
  • LesLee Ekwall-Hacker
    signed via 2021-02-24 06:48:56 -0800
    My daughter fought pediatric AML for the last 8 years and has had to live in isolation. People like her deserve to have. a shot!
  • Maurice Enders
    signed via 2021-02-24 06:40:14 -0800
  • Shauna K Shaefer
    signed 2021-02-24 06:35:32 -0800
  • Stephanie Welsh
    signed 2021-02-24 06:33:14 -0800
  • Lisa Tebben
    signed via 2021-02-24 06:33:09 -0800
  • Heather Gary
    signed via 2021-02-24 06:32:31 -0800
  • Kjell Cronn
    signed via 2021-02-24 06:23:48 -0800
    I am disabled by Brain Cancer, w/pulmonary embolus after each 2006 craniotomy. Thought I’d have been vaccinated by now.
  • Erin Koesters
    signed 2021-02-24 06:21:56 -0800
    Our daughter has an extremely rare genetic life limiting disease and is 17- caught in the middle of two types of vaccines of which our county does not offer the Pfizer option she would qualify for now due to the refrigeration requirements.
  • Holly Morris
    signed 2021-02-24 06:18:59 -0800
  • Debbra Swanson
    signed 2021-02-24 06:02:44 -0800
  • Beckie Boyer
    signed 2021-02-24 06:01:21 -0800
    how could he did that to us
  • Melissa Powell
    signed via 2021-02-24 05:58:24 -0800
    We must protect our most vulnerable. The way you treat those who can do nothing for you will be your legacy.
  • Kathy Siemon
    signed via 2021-02-24 05:50:27 -0800
  • carena burtzel
    signed via 2021-02-24 05:41:47 -0800
  • Natalie May
    signed 2021-02-24 05:28:04 -0800
  • Leigh Geis
    signed via 2021-02-24 04:59:59 -0800
  • jeremie larkins
    signed 2021-02-24 04:59:55 -0800
  • Jessicca Wiebelhaus
    signed 2021-02-24 04:46:45 -0800
  • Mary Curnes
    signed via 2021-02-24 04:26:02 -0800