Vaccination is a critical tool for ending the COVID-19 pandemic. The Center for Health Equity (CHE) has received funding from the Administration for Community Living (ACL) and the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to increase vaccine access and confidence for people with disabilities.
Our projects are focused on education about the importance of receiving a vaccine and dispelling myths about COVID-19 and its vaccines. Project activities include: an Indiana COVID-19 resources webpage; social media posts; webinars; YouTube videos featuring people with disabilities and caregivers sharing their vaccine experiences; the creation of fact sheets, infographics, and Social Stories; facilitating an advisory committee of people with disabilities and caregivers, and information dissemination and adaptation of existing materials to meet the needs of Hoosiers with disabilities. Materials will be accessible, and primary materials will be available in Spanish and American Sign Language (ASL).