BALTIMORE – January 3, 2022
The Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council (Council) and the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) today announced the release of seven (7) COVID-19 fact sheets in plain language.
The Council funded the development and design of the fact sheets with grant money from a partnership between the Administration for Community Living and the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention to help people with disabilities get vaccines. The fact sheets are translated in Spanish, French, Amharic, Chinese, Russian, and Korean. The topics include high risk health conditions, testing, monoclonal antibody treatment, vaccines, vaccines at home, vaccines for children, and booster shots. You can download these fact sheets as a set or by topic.
“We are excited to release this information in plain language and a variety of languages so that all Marylanders have access to information they understand and trust,” said Rachel London, Council executive director. “Plain language helps more people understand things the first time they read it. With so much information about COVID-19, it is important that it is accessible.”
“We want all Marylanders to have and understand the information to keep them safe from COVID-19, including testing, treatments, and ways to prevent the spread of infection,” said MDH Secretary Dennis R. Schrader. “We greatly appreciate the partnership we have with the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council and our collaboration on these fact sheets reflects our common desire to reach as many people as possible.”
About the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council
The Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council's (Council) mission is to create change to make it possible for people with developmental disabilities to live the lives they want with the support they need. The Council works with people with developmental disabilities, their family members, organizations, and community members. Together we find solutions to problems and take action to bring about change. www.md-council.org
About the Maryland Department of Health
The Maryland Department of Health promotes lifelong health and wellness for all Marylanders. They work together to support and improve the health and safety of all Marylanders through disease prevention, access to care, quality management, and community engagement. www.health.maryland.gov