CED COVID Connections

COVID-19 is a virus that can spread easily between people. People with disabilities and other chronic health conditions can be at a greater risk for severe illness. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) states that it is important that people with disabilities get the COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more about the CDC's recommendations.

This webpage provides information about COVID-19, vaccines and other resources related to individuals with disabilities.

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CDC Vaccine Information for People with Disabilities

Disability Information and Access Line (DIAL)


The Disability Information and Access Line (DIAL) can help people with disabilities find vaccine locations in their communities and assist with making appointments. When needed, the DIAL call center will refer individuals to state and/or local programs for additional supportive services. We will be publicly announcing the launch of DIAL in the coming weeks. The call center is fully accessible. Call 1-888-677-1199 or visit acl.gov/DIAL.

National Center on Disability in Public Health COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

The new resources include Vaccine Confidence Plain Language Talking Points to support and promote conversations around the COVID-19 vaccine for people with disabilities; Social Media Graphics featuring plain language text and a diverse array of characters; and short Videos of Vaccine Stories from individuals with disabilities and their family members from across the country. Visit https://nationalcenterdph.org/vaccine-resources/

#VaccinatebyADA: Strategies for COVID-19 Vaccine Access and Confidence for People with Disabilities

AUCD Logo: Association of University Centers on Disabilities: Research, Education, Service

AUCD network members will share outreach strategies, lessons learned, and continuing barriers in the goal of vaccinating all eligible persons with disabilities by the 31st Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26th. Presenters will provide real-world examples of their vaccination outreach. Learn more or watch archived webinar.

People with Disabilities Social Media Toolkit

Other COVID-19 Resources from the WVU CED

The IMPACT COVID webpage provides communications and messaging resources to use to build confidence in the COVID-19 vaccine for the substance use population.

Center for Excellence in Disabilities

Disability-Inclusive COVID-19 Workplace Health and Safety Plans

EARN Advancing Workforce Diversity Employer Assistance and Rsource Network on Disability Inclusion

The CDC recognizes that some employees are in vulnerable populations or are at higher risk for severe illness. CDC guidance explains that these populations may need to take extra precautions. In order to make a COVID-19 health and safety plan disability-inclusive by protecting workers at higher risk they developed this brief to highlight components of disability-inclusive COVID-19 health and safety plans for reopening workplaces.

Survey Report: Accessible COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution to People with Disabilities