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.

Who's signing

Sharon Kudlacek
Kristin Walters
Jennifer Cleary
Chad Randles
Kathleen Borcyk
Rod Walford
Lisa Brune
Lisa Troester
Scott Brammer
Julia Carlson
Kylie Jussel
Shane Jensen
Laura Ishmael
Amber Anderson
Erika Jensen
Jennifer Kottas
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  • Phyllis Buell
    signed via 2021-02-27 05:13:33 -0800
  • Sharon Kudlacek
    signed via 2021-02-27 05:11:09 -0800
  • Kristin Walters
    signed 2021-02-27 04:34:03 -0800
  • Patricia Kopp
    signed 2021-02-27 03:43:43 -0800
    Why prioritize vaccination if you aren’t making the most vulnerable your priority??
  • Jennifer Cleary
    signed 2021-02-27 01:25:11 -0800
    Immunocompromised people are still serving Nebraskans during this pandemic, and are putting themselves at risk to do so. The bare minimum for them would be to give them higher priority of COVID-19 vaccine access, so that they may continue to serve while protecting themselves and their communities!
  • josie polen
    signed via 2021-02-27 01:13:02 -0800
  • Chad Randles
    signed via 2021-02-26 21:27:17 -0800
  • Kathleen Borcyk
    signed 2021-02-26 19:40:55 -0800
  • Rod Walford
    signed via 2021-02-26 18:37:34 -0800
  • Rhiannon Jurgens
    signed via 2021-02-26 18:31:41 -0800
  • Emma Woodfork
    signed 2021-02-26 17:04:03 -0800
  • Lisa Brune
    signed via 2021-02-26 17:00:44 -0800
  • Kathryn Henning
    signed via 2021-02-26 16:09:59 -0800
  • Debra Holliday
    signed 2021-02-26 15:45:55 -0800
  • Antonio Diaz
    signed 2021-02-26 15:39:23 -0800
  • Lisa Troester
    signed 2021-02-26 15:28:29 -0800
  • Karlene McClung
    signed 2021-02-26 14:45:43 -0800
  • Scott Brammer
    signed 2021-02-26 14:32:21 -0800
  • Julia Carlson
    signed via 2021-02-26 14:31:16 -0800
  • Kylie Jussel
    signed 2021-02-26 14:16:56 -0800
  • Shane Jensen
    signed via 2021-02-26 14:03:06 -0800
  • Jeannie Wilson
    signed via 2021-02-26 14:01:27 -0800
    I took care of Jessa- agree- they should have priority. I am from Nebraska – my mom is still in Nebraska. I am trying to get her the vaccine as well -she’s 76 years old.
  • Beth Dinneen
    signed 2021-02-26 13:12:24 -0800
  • Laura Ishmael
    signed 2021-02-26 12:19:41 -0800
  • Amber Anderson
    signed 2021-02-26 11:47:10 -0800
  • Erika Jensen
    signed via 2021-02-26 09:57:27 -0800
  • Jennifer Kottas
    signed 2021-02-26 09:30:39 -0800
  • Julie Lunn
    signed 2021-02-26 09:23:18 -0800
  • Roger mundt
    signed via 2021-02-26 09:14:52 -0800
  • Michelle Jurgens
    signed 2021-02-26 08:34:57 -0800
    It confuses me, but does Mr. Ricketts have a problem with our handicapped population? Because it sure seems like he goes out of his way to single them out with negative effects. Walk a mile in their shoes Pete!