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, in partnership with ARRM and support from the Association of University Centers on Disabilities, produced the following public service announcements (PSAs), encouraging direct support workers to get vaccinated. Please share these closed-captioned videos across your networks.
PSA #1: Get vaccinated. We take care of very important people.
Get vaccinated. We take care of very important people.: https://www.youtube.com/embed/MgcO_ZRN9-w
PSA #2: Get vaccinated. It's the right thing to do.
Get Vaccinated. It's the Right Thing to Do.: https://www.youtube.com/embed/uYvwb-ff1cg
PSA #3: Get vaccinated. We need to do this.
Get Vaccinated. We Need to Do This.: https://www.youtube.com/embed/ltOe3_Ep4Zo
PSA #4: Get vaccinated. Let's do what we have to do.
Get Vaccinated – Let's Do What We Have to Do: https://www.youtube.com/embed/VTml2wne_bw
PSA #5: Get vaccinated. Protect yourself and others.
Get vaccinated. Protect yourself and others.: https://www.youtube.com/embed/4U92B3GzvAA