Vaccine Distribution and a Disability Lens

News about successful Covid-19 vaccines has prompted a lot of questions about how that vaccine will be distributed in Canada. It is expected that there will not be enough of the first doses of the vaccine to distribute to all British Columbians.

Any vaccine distribution plan must take into consideration the needs of people with disabilities and direct care workers across settings.

Much is still unknown about the vaccines, including how many each province will receive, once approved by Health Canada. Our advocacy will evolve as we learn more about the virus and about potential vaccines.

Media

Priority for COVID-19 vaccine must include those with intellectual and developmental disabilities – Globe and Mail

COVID-19 Vaccine Should Go To Those With Developmental Disabilities First, Advocates Say – Disability Scoop

People with learning disabilities should get vaccine priority, says ex top medic – Daily Mirror

Covid-19 Vaccine Plans Must Prioritize People With Learning Disabilities – Forbes