People over 16 with intellectual and developmental disabilities in New York are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. This is great news and our Care Coordinators are proud to connect people we serve to the vaccine!
According to the governor’s office, state-run vaccination sites began taking appointments for people with I/DD beginning Feb. 14. Vaccinations can also be accepted from a local or county health department.
You can find out if you are eligible for the vaccine and locate vaccination sites using the Am I Eligible? app through New York State. For more information, contact the New York COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline at 1-833-697-4829.
The helpful links below also provide basic information to help you better understand the COVID-19 vaccine, and make an informed decision regarding whether to receive it:
- A Special Presentation on the COVID-19 Vaccine from the Developmental Disabilities Alliance of WNY
- New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Official Information
- Frequently Asked Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccine | Person Centered Services
- Updated Message from Commissioner Theodore Kastner Regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine for People with Developmental Disabilities Living at Home
- Handout from the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities
- Frequently Asked Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccination | CDC
- “Get Your COVID-19” Vaccine Video
- COVID-19 Information in Plain Language
- COVID-19 Vaccine Phased Distribution Plan