Articles, Papers, Resources

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

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.

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.

Disability and Health Journal

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

The Last 25 Percent

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

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)


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.

Answers for Caregivers

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

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).