Vaccination Outreach

About the Project

TASH has recently been invited to join the Vaccine Outreach Project to help identify and reach unvaccinated and under-vaccinated individuals among key constituencies: people with disabilities (self advocates), family caregivers, and direct support providers. We aim to raise awareness about the health benefits of COVID-19 vaccines, including the latest boosters, as well as flu and other vaccines.

News

A screenshot from the Sanjay Gupta interview

Updated boosters are cutting the risk of getting sick from Covid-19 by about half

For adults 18-49 boosters cut the odds of symptomatic infection caused by the BA.5 subvariant by 52%, and the odds of infection by XBB or XBB.1.5 by 49%. For adults 50-64, boosters cut the odds of infection by 43% for BA.5 and 40% for XBB subvariants. For those 65 and older, boosters cut the odds of infection with symptoms by 37% and 43% for the BA.5 and XBB subvariants, respectively.

These are estimates of how well vaccines are protecting people against infection that brings symptoms like cough or fever. They are probably working even better against more severe outcomes like hospitalization and death.

Read the full study here: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/72/wr/mm7205e1.htm

Find out where you can get the bivalent booster here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/How-Do-I-Get-a-COVID-19-Vaccine.html

Partners

ANCOR

  1. As a DSP It’s Up to Me toolkit

Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)

  1. Inclusive Public Health Communication Workshop Series

Autism Society of America

  1. COVID-19: Vaccine Education Initiative

Autism Speaks

  1. COVID-19 (coronavirus) information and resources

Autistic Self Advocacy Network

  1. Plain Language COVID-19 Resources

Family Voices

  1. Vaccine Outreach Project

University of Kentucky, Human Development Institute

  1. COVID-19 Southeast Regional Hub Directory
  2. Motivational Interviewing 101: Motivational Interviewing for Vaccine Hesitancy

Indiana Institute on Disability and Community (IIDC)

  1. COVID-19 Vaccination
  2. Learning to Safely Live with COVID-19: Ask the Expert Webinar

National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP)

  1. COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Campaign

National Association for Home Care & Hospice

  1. COVID-19 Vaccine News & Resources

Oklahoma Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (OK-LEND)

  1. Vaccine Access for People with Disabilities