5.13.21: Click here to read the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the endorsement and approved use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in 12 - through -15-year-old adolescents. We will update this page as new information comes in. Click here to see a list of sites in New York State and which vaccines they are offering
A consent form must be completed to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. You can find that form and other information concerning the COVID-19 vaccines on the OPWDD website, including plain language materials, a screening check list, the Pfizer-BioNtech and Moderna vaccine fact sheets. Click the button below to visit the OPWDD website to access this material.
You are also invited to attend our online meetings where Care Design NY leadership will provide information and answer your most pressing questions. Click the button below to view the online meetings schedule and to register. You may also submit a question and/or topic for the event.
We will post more information and FAQs as they become available, so please bookmark this page and check back.
We have begun creating short videos of people in the DD community explaining why they got vaccinated. Please review the videos listed below and share with your social media networks:
New York State took a victory lap last week in announcing that 70% of New Yorkers have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. We invite you to watch the video above that the NY Alliance created with contributors from AHRC Suffolk, Creative Lifestyles, HeartShare, Living Resources, Regional Centers for Workforce Transformation The ARC of Monroe and The ARC, Greater Hudson Valley.
Please share with members, families and friends!
Care Managers have been assisting members identify vaccine clinic locations and schedule their vaccination appointments, including hosting specialized clinics especially tailored for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. The photo gallery below captures the hope, joy, and gratitude Care Design NY members and their families are feeling.
March 6- Capital Region: Thank you to our partners, SEFCU, St. Peter's Health Partners, NYSID, Mohawk Ambulance Service, and Local Collaborative! This clinic adds to Capital Region’s Record as Best-Practice Model for NYS. March 16- Bronx: Partners Health Plan and Community Care Rx. March 20- Staten Island: Partners Health Plan and On Your Mark. March 20- Long Island: AHRC Nassau and other community-based partners.
It is so reassuring to have partners help us keep members safe during the COVID-19 pandemic!
Information on vaccine opportunities is fluid. We will update as new information becomes available.
The New York State Department of Health's Office of Insurance Programs in partnership with NYS counties announced in-home COVID-19 vaccinations for individuals who are homebound due to physical limitations, cognitive impairment, other chronic conditions, a lack of transportation, and/or visual impairments, and who do not have access to supports that may help them physically go to an existing vaccination provider. Please consult with your Care Design NY Care Manager if you feel you meet the criteria. Click on the button below to link to your county's point-of-contact.
6.24.21: Any NYC resident (12+) is eligible to receive a Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
Plus, all NYC residents can get vaccinated at home! Click here to sign-up or Phone: 1-877-VAX-4NYC to ask for assistance in completing the form. Note: It is very important that you provide a phone number that you monitor regularly during business hours as they will call with appointment information.
“Notify NYC alerts” are in العربية, বাঙালি, 中文, Français, Kreyòl Ayisyen, Italiano, 한국어, Polski, Pусский, Español, اردو or ייִדיש To learn more about changing preferred language: https://on.nyc.gov/change-language
NYS Office of Mental Health (NYS OMH) has a new educational video in Spanish on the benefits of the COVID-19 vaccine. The video features Ms. Evelyn Mendez and Dr. Roger Beauplan from Pilgrim Psychiatric Center.
Veronica, a Care Design NY member and employee, Individual and Family Liaison, discusses her experience in getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
A special Care Design NY COVID-19 vaccine promotional video.
Roll Up Your Sleeves New York - Why you should get vaccinated.
La senora Evelyn Mendez y el doctor Roger Beauplan de Pilgrim Psychiatric Center han querido compatir con la comunidad hispana sus experiencias depues de tomar la vacuna contra el virus COVID 19.
Dr. Ann Sullivan, Commissioner of the NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH) briefly discusses the COVID-19 vaccine.
The federal government, through Operation Warp Speed, has been working since the pandemic started to make one or more COVID-19 vaccines available as soon as possible.Although CDC does not have a role in developing COVID-19 vaccines, CDC has been working closely with health departments and partners to develop vaccination plans for when a vaccine is available.
All individuals 12 years of age and older that reside in the United States are eligible to receive the vaccine.
While the vaccination process is underway, New Yorkers should continue to wear a mask, social distance, avoid large gatherings and follow all other health guidelines.
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