This week the FDA approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine as safe and effective. This is welcome news for LIFEPlan members and their families. People with disabilities, especially those with underlying medical issues or those living in residential settings, are at greater risk for COVID-19.
Getting vaccinated protects you from COVID-19, and allows you to safely resume your activities. Returning to school or day programs, participating in recreational activities, and spending time with friends and family are all important to your physical and mental health.
The New York State Industries for the Disabled, Inc. (NYSID) presents multiple perspectives about the pandemic in this excellent 5-minute video. While it is hard to think back about the challenges of the past year, reflecting on those challenges highlights why getting vaccinated is so important. Take a few minutes to watch this video
Your Care Manager can answer questions and help you find a location to get vaccinated. Go to the LIFEPlan website for easy to understand Vaccination information.