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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Stephanie Scheffler
Rachel Getz
Amber Grosserode
Brandis Christianson
Nicole Zeman
Carolyn Bowers
Lydia Kang
Melanie Alyea
Nikki Seyer
Olive Martin
Jeanne Christensen
Thomas Graul
Tracy Bender
Mackenzie Zastrow-Speicher
Kelsey Birchley
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  • Deanna Poe
    signed 2021-02-24 20:21:11 -0800
  • Stephanie Scheffler
    signed 2021-02-24 20:05:05 -0800
    Help the most vulnerable to this horrible virus and give them the vaccine ASAP!
  • Rachel Getz
    signed via 2021-02-24 20:02:21 -0800
  • Amber Grosserode
    signed 2021-02-24 20:02:10 -0800
  • Brandis Christianson
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  • Evelyn Katz
    signed 2021-02-24 19:54:46 -0800
  • Nicole Zeman
    signed 2021-02-24 19:53:07 -0800
  • Caprecia Williams
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  • Lisa Johnson
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  • Barb Rasmussrn
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  • Lisa Carmichael
    signed 2021-02-24 19:44:45 -0800
    I know several families with family members in this category who should receive the vaccine. It is important because these people typically have other health factors such as heart disease that they need to be protected for.
  • Carolyn Bowers
    signed 2021-02-24 19:41:51 -0800
  • Lydia Kang
    signed 2021-02-24 19:41:37 -0800
  • Jodene Glaesemann
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  • Stacey Sweeney
    signed 2021-02-24 19:32:56 -0800
  • Jason Christensen
    signed 2021-02-24 19:22:47 -0800
    Please give my shot to my niece with Down syndrome !
  • Elizabeth Echternkamp
    signed 2021-02-24 19:15:44 -0800
    Please add people with disabilities back to the Priority Group.
  • Sarah Hove
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  • Nikki Seyer
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