The purpose of this project is to conduct local vaccine outreach activities in the disability community and to increase vaccination among people with disabilities across the lifespan, their family caregivers, and direct support providers (DSPs) for older adults and persons with disabilities.
Project Partners (UCEDDs and Disability Organizations) will identify people with disabilities across the lifespan, their families and family caregivers, and direct support providers that remain unvaccinated or under-vaccinated against COVID-19 and other vaccine preventable diseases and engage them with unique interpersonal and innovative strategies informed by motivational interviewing techniques to increase vaccine confidence and uptake.
Timely, accessible, and credible information and resources about recommended vaccines will be developed and disseminated. Outreach strategies and messages will be developed for black, non-Hispanic people with disabilities, family members, and caregivers. Vaccine confidence content and messages will be developed Plain Language and Easy Read formats and in other languages spoken in communities.
- Covid.gov and Vaccines.gov
- COVID-19 Vaccine Education and Equity Project
- Guide to Hosting COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics for Community-Based Organizations
- Long COVID information, services, and supports
- Health+ Long COVID
- AUCD Vaccine Outreach Messaging Toolkit
- Vaccine Resource Hub
- We Can Do This (HHS)
- Public Health Communications Collaborative
- CDC Flu Vaccine Information
- mpox vaccination basics
- mpox vaccine locator
Information and Referral Resources:
- Disability Information and Access Line (DIAL) 888-677-1199
- The Disability Information and Access Line (DIAL) helps people with disabilities get connected to information about local community resources that support independent living. Launched in 2021 to help disabled people access COVID-19 vaccinations, DIAL also provides information about essential services such as transportation, housing support, disability rights, and more.
- 2-1-1 is a nationwide number that anyone can call to receive information and referrals to local health, human, and social services organizations.
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