HHS Offers Vaccination Access Resources for People With Disabilities and Older Adults

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services last week published several resources to support greater access to vaccines for people with disabilities and older adults. The resources—for states, vaccination providers, and others leading COVID-19 response activities—clarify legal requirements, illustrate barriers to vaccine access in these populations, and offer strategies for increasing accessibility. To learn more, click here. To register for an April 22 webinar on vaccine access for people with disabilities, click here.

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