COVID-19 Vaccine Access and Confidence Among People with Disabilities


This project facilitates COVID-19 vaccine conversations among people with disabilities, their families, and communities. The team identifies barriers to vaccine accessibility, increases vaccine confidence, shares credible COVID-19 vaccination information, responds to misinformation, translates information into accessible formats, and shares success stories and lessons learned. The project aims to advance policies and practices that improve the health, education, social and economic well-being of people with developmental disabilities and their families. Outcome measures include increased opportunities for vaccine collaboration among key public health partners, increased access to COVID-19 vaccines, increased trust and confidence in the COVID-19 vaccine, and increased products translated and disseminated in alternative formats.

The project works alongside related projects that partner with the MNLEND program to promote vaccine outreach in local communities and with Regional Hubs to promote vaccine outreach in local communities that focus on outreach with direct support professionals.

The project has already created public service announcements and there are more resources to come.

Jennifer A Hall-Lande, Lynda Lahti Anderson
Jennifer A Hall-Lande, Lynda Lahti Anderson
Subcontract from
Association of University Centers on Disabilities
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Jennifer A Hall-Lande :: Research Associate


Lynda Lahti Anderson :: Research Associate