Prioritizing The Disability Community In The COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

Advocacy groups like Access Living are working to create equitable access to the vaccine for people with disabilities across Illinois.

Prioritizing The Disability Community In The COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout
Angel Miles, a health policy analyst at Access Living, speaking at a health care rally in Springfield. Courtesy of Access Living
Prioritizing The Disability Community In The COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout
Angel Miles, a health policy analyst at Access Living, speaking at a health care rally in Springfield. Courtesy of Access Living

Prioritizing The Disability Community In The COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

Advocacy groups like Access Living are working to create equitable access to the vaccine for people with disabilities across Illinois.

One in every five people in Illinois has a disability, and the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting them disproportionately. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities are two to three times as likely to die of coronavirus.

Reset checks in with leaders of a Chicago-based disability rights advocacy group about their efforts to prioritize disabled people in the city and state’s vaccine rollout.

GUESTS: Karen Tamley, president and CEO at Access Living

Angel Miles, health and community-based services policy analyst at Access Living

NOTE: You can find a full transcript of this interview here.