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We understand that you might be hesitant about getting the COVID-19 shot. We hope to answer some of your pressing questions and help you understand the importance of getting the shot for you and your family members. Those with intellectual or developmental disabilities are at a higher risk for contracting COVID-19, being hospitalized for it or dying from it than those without developmental disabilities.

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Covid-19 FAQs for Individuals with development disabilities

Persons with developmental disabilities are about 3.5 times more likely to be diagnosed with COVID-19 compared to those without developmental disabilities.

Individuals with developmental disabilities are twice as likely to be admitted to the hospital and two to three times more likely to die than those without developmental disabilities.

-Center for Dignity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities

When a person with developmental disabilities contracts COVID-19, they are more likely to transmit the virus that causes COVID-19 to household contacts.

- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highly encourages those with developmental disabilities to get the shot to prevent themselves and the people around them from contracting the virus.

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