As you may be aware, Governor Cuomo has announced that adults 16 years or older with intellectual and developmental disabilities living in non-certified settings (for example, living alone or with family) will be eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines as of February 15, 2021.
OPWDD is working with regional County Department of Health offices to determine appropriate allocations of supply. OPWDD is also in the process of creating dedicated Point of Dispensing (POD) sites where the County will administer COVID-19 vaccinations to our community-based member population as vaccines are available.
We want to thank each of you who took the time to reach out to your local representatives and advocate for vaccine priority for the I/DD community. Often, the I/DD community's needs are overlooked by state representatives, and it is because of you that the I/DD voice can be heard, and decisions can be made with their best interest in mind. If you believe there is not enough attention regarding a specific issue, please remember to speak up and contact your representative.