02 Jun Important COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Information
BRIDGE continues to provide education and resources regarding COVID-19 and COVID-19 vaccines, including supporting people to make educated personal decisions about COVID-19 vaccination, and eliminate barriers to COVID-19 vaccination in underserved communities in Wisconsin.
Having an intellectual disability was the highest independent risk factor for contracting COVID-19, controlling for race, ethnicity, and other variables. It was higher even than age or heart or lung problems. Also, having an intellectual disability was second only to age for COVID-19-related deaths. Those with intellectual disabilities were six times more likely to die from COVID-19 than other members of the population* These statistics are reasons to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
*Source: New England Journal of Medicine – Catalyst
Below, you will find additional helpful information about COVID-19 Vaccines*:
*All Information from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services
1. Click the Images below for General Safety Information regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine:
2. Click the Images below for Vaccine Information for Individuals Ages 12 & Older:
3. Click the Image below to read Wisconsin’s COVID-19 Vaccine Pledge:
You can look forward to receiving more information from BRIDGE here on our website and Facebook page about the important reasons to get vaccinated against COVID-19. #WeCanDoThis!