Advocates in New Jersey are growing anxious about access to COVID-19 vaccines for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. They’re pressing the state for answers over whether this vulnerable population will be included in the first or second phase of COVID-19 inoculations, known as 1A and 1B.
Their worries come at a time when those with developmental and intellectual disabilities have become isolated during the pandemic, with health needs going unmet. And while telehealth services help, they pose a challenge for many people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Correspondent Leah Mishkin reports.