Many people with developmental disabilities are at a higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 (the coronavirus). The Iowa DD Council has put together resources through our #LookingForward campaign to help you better understand COVID-19 and the ways you can protect yourself and those in your community.
Keep #LookingForward to a Healthier Iowa with These COVID-19 Vaccine Resources
Iowa Compass - This organization connects people with disabilities and complex health-related needs to services and supports in their communities throughout the state. If you'd like to talk to someone about the COVID-vaccine before you schedule your appointment, contact Iowa Compass.
211 Iowa - Individuals who have barriers to scheduling a vaccine or do not have internet access who are 65 and older, or 64 and younger with underlying health conditions can call 211. A vaccine navigator will help with scheduling a vaccine appointment. This service is also now available for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities, as well as their caregivers.
Help spread the word!
Join the conversation and share these resources on social media with the hashtag #LookingForward. Tell us what you're excited to start safely doing again! Let's help keep Iowans healthy.
We've also developed a toolkit for providers and other organizations, with shareable COVID-19 vaccine resources, video testimonials, social media content, and more.
COVID-19 Information By and For People with Disabilities
Download an information packet below developed by and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Here are a few things inside:
What is COVID-19?
How do you get it?
What happens if you have it?
If I am sick, when should I call a doctor?
How sick do you get?
How can I stay healthy, or not get it?
If I am sick, what should I do?
If my staff person is sick, what should I do?
What do I do if someone I live with gets sick?
COVID-19 Resources and Educational Information
- Iowa Vaccine Information
- Iowa Compass - Iowa Compass connects people with disabilities and complex health-related needs to services and supports in their communities throughout Iowa
- Special COVID Payments
All updated information can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus
All updated information from ACL can be found at https://acl.gov/COVID-19