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Advocates Urge Vaccination For Those With Disabilities And Their Caregivers Under 55

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Advocates are calling on Arizona to prioritize COVID-19 vaccination for people with disabilities and their caregivers.

State disability rights groups said this week Governor Doug Ducey’s change to an age-based vaccine plan could be problematic for people younger than 55 who have disabilities. Advocates say the state also needs to provide more communication resources for the registration process and at vaccine sites. When asked about the matter, state Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ asserted the age-based plan will lead to those with disabilities becoming eligible earlier.