Articles, Papers, Resources

The following research reports and articles have authoritative information on COVID vaccination issues.

Ready for My Close-Up

“Emma has a real fear of needles and Ready for My Shot got her engaged in a conversation about her own health. She saw others getting their shots and it was a way to talk to her about getting a needle.”

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Minimizing distress for people with developmental disabilities

People who have challenging behaviours might need some accommodations to get the vaccine. This resource has some ideas to help minimize distress (.pdf).

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Answers for Caregivers

Caregivers, do you have questions about the vaccine? This summary provides some of the answers you need (.pdf).

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Caregivers play a big part

This excellent and comprehensive resource is for Caregivers as they prepare people with developmental disabilities for their COVID shot. Covers planning, accommodations and more.

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Vaccination Position Statement - Down Syndrome

The experts say people with Down syndrome are at risk of complications if they get COVID. Getting the vaccine is recommended for most people. Read a detailed vaccination position statement here: ReadyForMyShot.ca #ReadyForMyShot (262)

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The Last 25 Percent

Almost three-quarters of Toronto adults have received their first vaccine. Next comes the hard part.

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Disability and Health Journal

COVID-19 positivity rates, hospitalizations and mortality of adults with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities in Ontario, Canada

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COVID-19 death rate more than double for Ontarians with intellectual, developmental disabilities

New data lays bare a reality that experts and leaders in the disability sector have been warning about for much of the pandemic.

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People with Ds at highest risk of breakthrough infections

Down syndrome is rated the highest risk of Covid-19 hospitalisation and death in new study.

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