The Covid-19 Vaccine & Disability: What You Should Know


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The Covid-19 Vaccine & Disability: What You Should Know

February 3, 2021 @ 3:00 PM 4:30 PM

Chicago-based disability rights group Access Living is pushing to prioritize COVID-19 vaccines for disabled people living in the community, particularly those who are most at risk of getting the virus and experiencing its worst deadly symptoms. We also aim to improve the accessibility of testing and vaccination sites and to better the accessibility in COVID-19 related community outreach and communications. Join us to hear from City and State medical experts and government officials about the work underway to address these issues, and get details about current vaccine eligibility criteria.

Panelists include:

  • Dr. Damon Arnold, former Director of the Illinois Department of Health and current Medical Director at Blue Cross and Blue Shield Illinois.    
  • Veronica Halloway: Division Chief at the Illinois Department of Public Health Center for Minority Health Services  
  • Dr. Rachel Bernard :  Medical Director – COVID Response Bureau at The Chicago Department of Public Health
  • Rachel Arfa: Commissioner at The City of Chicago Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities
  • Rahnee Patrick: Director of the Division of Rehabilitation Services at the Illinois Department of Human Services

CART, ASL and Spanish interpretation provided.

You can register to attend now by filling out the form at this link.

Estamos presentando un evento virtual sobre la vacuna de Covid-19 y la comunidad de personas con Discapacidad. Vamos a escuchar de expertos medicos y functionarios gubernamentales sobre los hechos sobre la vacuna Covid 19 y que es lo que estan haciendo para ayudar a que este disponible para todos lo antes posible. Tambien tendremos la oportunidad de comunicarle a estos medicos y legisladores sobre los problemas especificos a los nos que nos enfrentamos como personas con discapacidad, durante la pandemia. Interpretacion de ASL y CART y español seran proveidos!

Número de teléfono para español: (267) 930-4000
ID de participante: 742185 485

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Please submit questions for our speakers to Brenna McCauley:

Please submit accommodation requests to Jerome Palliser:


Dr. Angel Love Miles

Policy Analyst – Home and Community Based Services

(312) 640-2199


Ryan McGraw

Community Organizer – Healthcare

(312) 640-2125


Jerome Palliser

Program Director Assistant

(312) 640-2113