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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  • Sandy Oamek
    signed 2021-02-23 11:54:09 -0800
    It is our society’s responsibility and duty to care for those who cannot care for themselves. Shame on your Gov Ricketts for losing sight of this.
  • Shelley Snyder
    signed 2021-02-23 11:53:47 -0800
    The Governor needs to prioritize people with disabilities for the COVID Vaccine. He also needs to make caregivers part of that priority list.
  • Kathy Hoell
    signed 2021-02-23 11:53:26 -0800
    All people with disabilities will die, maybe thats what he wants.
  • Quinton Corwin
    signed 2021-02-23 11:53:06 -0800
  • Mark Kavan
    signed 2021-02-23 11:51:50 -0800
  • Shawn Newill
    signed 2021-02-23 11:50:41 -0800
  • Amanda Burdic
    signed 2021-02-23 11:49:31 -0800
  • Christina Bradley
    signed 2021-02-23 11:48:41 -0800
  • Gloria Kennedy
    signed 2021-02-23 11:48:06 -0800
  • Jennifer Stuhmer
    signed 2021-02-23 11:47:49 -0800
    My son has many health diagnosis that put his health at risk; including pulmonary, cardiac, neurological, digestive, skeletal, and intellectual. By moving people with disabilities and their families down the COVID vaccine list is hurtful, prejudiced, and inequitable.
  • Matthew McNiff
    signed 2021-02-23 11:46:50 -0800
  • Rachelle Main
    signed 2021-02-23 11:45:53 -0800
  • Cheri Albin
    signed 2021-02-23 11:43:45 -0800
  • Don Dew
    signed 2021-02-23 11:43:43 -0800
  • Julie Stahla
    signed 2021-02-23 11:43:01 -0800
  • Heather McNeal
    signed 2021-02-23 11:42:33 -0800
  • Edison McDonald
    published this page 2021-02-23 11:33:19 -0800