Feds Ramping Up Vaccine Access For People With Disabilities

  • Date: 04/09/2021

Now the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Administration for Community Living will provide nearly $100 million to improve access for people with disabilities and older adults.

Most of the funds — almost $93 million — will go to aging and disability networks in every state and territory including centers for independent living, university centers of excellence in developmental disabilities, protection and advocacy systems and state councils on developmental disabilities.

The money will provide assistance with scheduling vaccine appointments, transportation to vaccine sites, pay for the direct support services needed for such appointments and help connect people to in-home vaccine options, among other things, federal health officials said.

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