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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Nataliyah Lozano
Katie Springer
Lydia Mike
Sandy Gudgel
Daleigha Ford
Kevin Meyer
Shelby Aschoff
Anne Anderson
Nancy Re
Mary Ross
Abigail Stueck
Kole Jurgens
Denise McKay
Desiree Stednitz
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  • Max Koebernick
    signed via 2021-03-01 12:25:41 -0800
  • Nataliyah Lozano
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  • Maya Anthens
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  • Hannah Leeper
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  • Katie Springer
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  • Lydia Mike
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  • Crystal Howell
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  • Sandy Gudgel
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  • Patti Seitz
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  • Daleigha Ford
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  • lisa hobza
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  • Kevin Meyer
    signed via 2021-02-28 15:49:44 -0800
  • Shelby Aschoff
    signed 2021-02-28 15:31:41 -0800
  • Anne Anderson
    signed 2021-02-28 15:27:35 -0800
  • Nancy Re
    signed via 2021-02-28 12:56:07 -0800
  • Mary Holtmeyer
    signed 2021-02-28 12:47:10 -0800
  • Mary Ross
    signed via 2021-02-28 11:59:16 -0800
  • Abigail Stueck
    signed via 2021-02-28 11:28:30 -0800
    I lost the lady I took care of in July from advanced pneumonia. She also had Down syndrome. This is important wake up Ricketts
  • Diana Lundquist
    signed 2021-02-27 21:04:46 -0800
  • Michelle Perone
    signed via 2021-02-27 20:17:48 -0800
  • Kendra Ely
    signed via 2021-02-27 19:48:50 -0800
    Our most vulnerable are once again being left behind.
  • Mary P McHale
    signed via 2021-02-27 17:14:26 -0800
  • Kole Jurgens
    signed 2021-02-27 16:57:52 -0800
    As I have worked as a direct care provider for the handicapped and with a brother at home that is handicapped, I have seen first hand how bad any sickness can be for these people. It is much harder for them to get over sickness and for them to keep from spreading sickness. They need to be prioritized plain and simple because these people are to precious to not be taken care of, and it is not there fault that they can not do anything about it. We can help them and we need to help them period.
  • Denise McKay
    signed via 2021-02-27 14:32:24 -0800
  • Shannon Willey
    signed via 2021-02-27 14:28:36 -0800
  • Desiree Stednitz
    signed via 2021-02-27 14:17:50 -0800
  • Jerad Covey
    signed 2021-02-27 08:19:33 -0800
  • Phyllis Buell
    signed via 2021-02-27 05:13:33 -0800
  • Sharon Kudlacek
    signed via 2021-02-27 05:11:09 -0800