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Vaccine Access

People with disabilities are at the greatest risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19. Because of this fact, Independent Connection has partnered with the Disability Vaccine Access Opportunities Center (DVAO Center), a national center that provides resources, training, and technical assistance to address vaccine hesitancy and barriers for people with disabilities. The DVAO Center will support us as we assist people with disabilities who may have specific disability-related questions and barriers with getting the COVID-19 vaccination.

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Vaccine Information

Vaccine information is complicated; it may even feel overwhelming at times. We want to help consumers get connected to information about the vaccine, find the answers they are looking for that encourages their decision to become vaccinated, and support for the disability community.

Do you…

  • Need a vaccine at your door?
  • Need help with a barrier that is keeping you from getting vaccinated?
  • Need help finding vaccination information?
  • Need assistance with ensuring a vaccine clinic is accessible?

We will assist with peer support, information & referral, transportation barriers, finding factual information, connection to medical professionals for questions/answers, and more!

We cannot provide medical advice.

Call or Contact us today!

Helpful Resources

  • Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Learn More
  • Information about the Different COVID-19 Vaccines

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Learn More
  • Understanding How the COVID-19 Vaccines Work

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Learn More
  • Find a Pfizer Vaccine for Children (ages 5–11 years) Near You

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Learn More
  • Kansas COVID-19 Vaccine Information

    Kansas Department of Health and Environment

    Learn More
  • Find Vaccines Near You

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Find a Location
  • Schedule a Ride to a Vaccination Appointment

    OCCK, Inc.

    Schedule a Ride

In the News

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    5/20/2022

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Getting Your COVID-19 Booster:  This tool is intended to help you make decisions about getting COVID-19 vaccinations. It should not be used to diagnose or treat COVID-19.

    Click Here

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    4/6/2022

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Why Children and Teens Should Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19.

    Click Here

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    3/8/2022

    UPDATED:  Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 2 sets of 4 free at-⁠home tests. If you already ordered your first set, order a second today.

    Click Here

    • Anyone with visual disabilities who uses the Aira service (www.aira.io), the National Federation of the Blind has partnered with Aira to offer free assistance when taking at home tests.
    • Salina Family Healthcare created a how to” video describing the simple steps to complete to order your free COVID tests.
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    2/24/2022

    The White House – Briefing Room

    Fact Sheet: Administration Announces New Actions to Address the Needs of People with Disabilities and Older Adults in Response to and Recovery from COVID-19.

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    2/17/2022

    NIH RADx Tech to tackle development of at-home COVID-19 tests with improved accessibility for users

    The National Institutes of Health’s Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx®) Tech program is working to identify necessary elements of at-home COVID-19 diagnostic test kits that may be used independently by people with disabilities.

    Click Here

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    12/27/2021

    CDC Updates and Shortens Recommended Isolation and Quarantine Period for General Population

    Click Here

V-safe

  • V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Learn More
  • To Register for V-safe

    Register Here

Flu Vaccine Information

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    This project/publication is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $49,777 with 100 percent funding by CDC/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government.

The Disability Information and Access Line

A free hotline to help with COVID-19 vaccinations and testing for people with disabilities! Call 888-677-1199 – Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Eastern) OR Email DIAL@usaginganddisability.org