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The Implications of State COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plans for People with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

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  • Posted on: 03.11.2021
American Network of Community Options and Resources

In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, governments across the world worked with pharmaceutical companies to develop coronavirus vaccine candidates at a record pace. Here in the United States, the breakneck speed of vaccine development has left state and federal health authorities racing against the clock to devise frameworks for how to distribute vaccines as efficiently as possible to hasten the end of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To aid in the effort to ensure these most vulnerable populations are appropriately prioritized for vaccination, ANCOR analyzed states' vaccine allocation frameworks to identify the extent to which people with I/DD have been included.