Several departments within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)— the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), the Administration for Community Living (ACL), and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE)—published new resources designed to promote access to COVID-19 vaccines for people with disabilities and older adults.
Created for states, community partners, and others engaged in COVID-19 response activities, the materials outlined below clarify nondiscrimination rules, explain some vaccination barriers these populations often face, and provide strategies to ensure and expand vaccine access.
Medicare Rights continues to support the goal of swiftly and safely vaccinating eligible individuals. Vaccines save lives and work best when as many people as possible receive them.
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