Vaccine Prioritization for People with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities
The Arc of North Carolina has been advocating for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families for almost 70 years. We have developed strong partnerships with local, state, and federal organizations to ensure their issues are heard and addressed.
While we recognize there are many challenges with distribution and supply of the COVID-19 vaccine, we were extremely disheartened when the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) re-prioritized vaccination for people with I/DD from Group 2 to Group 4. This includes people with Down syndrome who are ten times more likely to die from COVID-19.
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