OPWDD stated that everyone who receives the COVID-19 vaccine will need to complete a consent form. 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.
4.13.21: Today, the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine was put on hold by the CDC and FDA out of an abundance of caution. New York State followed these federal recommendations and paused the J&J vaccine statewide. Read a statement by Care Design NY with more information--see first button below. If you are a Care Design NY member and received the J&J vaccine and would like more information, please contact your Care Manager.
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. Please click on the button below for current vaccine clinic locations by county.
Click on the 2nd button for information on clinics we are hosting and other upcoming events.
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.
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.
The first doses of the vaccine will be available to high-risk hospital workers (emergency room workers, ICU staff and Pulmonary Department staff), nursing home residents, nursing home staff, followed by all long-term and congregate care residents and staff, EMS workers and other health care workers.
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