MI-DDI COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence Initiative
COVID-19 impacts all communities, including the over 61 million Americans who have disabilities. Approximately one in four Americans has a disability, yet current vaccination efforts do not consistently include them. MI-DDI is one of 23 Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) network centers strategically located across the country to reach local disability communities, reduce access barriers and promote vaccine confidence. The goal is to vaccinate all eligible people with disabilities by the anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26.
MI-DDI's mission is to contribute to the development of inclusive communities and quality of life for people with disabilities and their families through a culturally sensitive, statewide program of training and education, community support and services, research, and sharing of information. COVID-19 Vaccine Access and Confidence for People with Disabilities is made possible through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Learn more at: https://nationalcenterdph.org/vaccineconfidence/.
- People with Disabilities and COVID-19 (Plain language)
- Protect Yourself, Protect Others (Infographic)
- Safety and Effectiveness of COVID-19 Vaccines (Infographic)
- Stay Safe Until You are Fully Vaccinated from COVID-19 (Plain language)
- Why are COVID-19 Vaccines Important? (Plain language)
- Press release (May 19, 2021): Wayne State University's MI-DDI launches COVID-19 vaccine confidence initiative to #VaccinateByADA
- Addressing COVID-19 Vaccine Access and Confidence Among People with Disabilities from the Association of University Centers on Disabilities
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