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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Maya Mohr
Jennifer Petersen
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Kambrala Frederick
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Barb Fuelberth
Katrina Hjermstad
Chelsa B Bennett
Ruby Gaughan
Anne Bullock
Sandra Burch
Ellen Deaver
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Amy Spiegel
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  • Maya Mohr
    signed via 2021-02-25 11:48:03 -0800
  • Jennifer Petersen
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  • Jennifer Murrish
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    Jill Miller
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  • Katrina Hjermstad
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  • Ruby Gaughan
    signed 2021-02-25 09:37:32 -0800
  • Anne Bullock
    signed via 2021-02-25 09:17:44 -0800
    I have loved ones with Down syndrome in NE that I cannot fathom losing to a virus because they were deemed — by their governor — unworthy of a vaccine.
  • Lucy Collins
    signed via 2021-02-25 09:02:24 -0800
  • Sandra Burch
    signed 2021-02-25 08:53:51 -0800
  • Ellen Deaver
    signed 2021-02-25 08:34:03 -0800
  • Jennifer Wiseman
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  • Kathleen Hejl
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  • Janet Sievert
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  • Lauralee Post
    signed via 2021-02-25 07:35:32 -0800
  • Amy Spiegel
    signed 2021-02-25 06:58:44 -0800
    All people with health conditions that make them more vulnerable to COVID-19 should be prioritized for vaccination. It is shameful and nonsensical that our governor has removed people with underlying conditions from the 1B Priority Group. We are the only state that has done that. That is not following science or CDC guidelines. Shame on you, Governor Ricketts. That is not leadership.
  • Sherry Eman
    signed via 2021-02-25 06:57:34 -0800
    At risk before homeless
  • Gwen Parmenter
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