Addressing COVID-19 Vaccine Access and Confidence

The COVID-19 pandemic has had serious implications and difficult outcomes for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the organizations and direct support professionals that support them. There have been high rates of COVID-19 for people with IDD and they remain among the most likely to die from the disease. A recent study by the Institute on Community Integration and the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (Direct Support Workforce and COVID-19 Survey: Providing Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic. 2021) reports that 26% of support workers remain unvaccinated. 

To address the significant health risks for people with IDD and direct support workers, the Institute on Community Integration. produced the following public service announcements (PSAs), encouraging direct support workers to get vaccinated.  The "It's up to you" PSAs were created in partnership with the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) and the others in collaboration with ARRM.   All were made with support from the Association of University Centers on Disabilities . Please share these closed-captioned videos across your networks.

Find a COVID-19 vaccine or booster: Search vaccines.gov , text your ZIP code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find locations near you.

It's Up to You. Protect Yourself and the People You Support. (Tiffany)

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It's up to you. Protect yourself and the people you support.: https://www.youtube.com/embed/LkbtWm5yhPI

It's Up to You. Protect Yourself and the People You Support. (Ginger)

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It's Up to You. Protect Yourself and the People You Support. (Ginger): https://www.youtube.com/embed/RPeFhSd9avM

It's Up to You. Protect Yourself and the People You Support. (Tina)

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It's Up to You. Protect Yourself and the People You Support. (Tina): https://www.youtube.com/embed/wygNNmuf3UE

It's Your Decision. Protect Yourself and Others

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It's Your Decision. Protect Yourself and Others.: https://www.youtube.com/embed/bzOeTAcCVf0

It's up to you. Protect yourself and the people you support. (B.J.)

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It's up to you: https://www.youtube.com/embed/_TWhyZjUB8A

It's up to you. Protect yourself and the people you support. 

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It's up to you.: https://www.youtube.com/embed/ssFigxT9LfA

Get vaccinated. We take care of very important people.

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Get vaccinated. We take care of very important people.: https://www.youtube.com/embed/MgcO_ZRN9-w

Get vaccinated. It's the right thing to do.

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Get Vaccinated. It's the Right Thing to Do.: https://www.youtube.com/embed/uYvwb-ff1cg

Get vaccinated. We need to do this.

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Get Vaccinated. We Need to Do This.: https://www.youtube.com/embed/ltOe3_Ep4Zo

Get vaccinated. Let's do what we have to do.

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Get Vaccinated – Let's Do What We Have to Do: https://www.youtube.com/embed/VTml2wne_bw

Get vaccinated. Protect yourself and others.

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Get vaccinated. Protect yourself and others.: https://www.youtube.com/embed/4U92B3GzvAA