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Corrado: Murphy Administration Must Address Concerns About Vaccination Plans for Residents with Disabilities

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Senator Kristin Corrado today called on the Murphy Administration and the Department of Health to clarify COVID vaccination plans for individuals with developmentally and intellectually disabilities residing in private homes.

Sen. Kristin Corrado urged the Murphy Administration to clarify its COVID vaccination plans for individuals with developmentally and intellectually disabilities residing in private homes. (©iStock)

Corrado’s office has heard from constituents who worry that their loved ones are being left behind in the State’s rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination.

“There is growing concern among parents and caregivers about the health and wellness of disabled individuals in their care,” said Corrado (R-40). “People fear these vulnerable New Jerseyans may fall through a gap in the State’s virus vaccination plans. The health department could end some of the confusion, anxiety and distress by defining plans to immunize residents with autism and other developmental and intellectual disabilities who live at home with their families, not in long-term group facilities.”

The State’s vaccination rollout plan prioritizes residents with disabilities who live at group homes in Phase 1A. The plan expands eligibility to more people in Phases 1B and 1C.

The general public is included in Phase 2, which is not expected to open for several months.

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