Your Help Is Needed

Just as their turn‐in‐line arrived, the state suddenly removed Nebraskans with Down syndrome and other high‐risk medical conditions from the published Phase 1B COVID-19 vaccine prioritization category.

Why is this a big deal?
Because, individuals with Down syndrome, for example, are ten times more likely to die if they contract COVID‐19, due to multiple and more complex comorbidity factors. 

What's being done about it:
A letter to Governor Ricketts and other elected officials has been distributed and signed by Nebraska Down syndrome groups: Down Syndrome Association for Families of Nebraska and Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands and two national advocacy groups: Global Down Syndrome Foundation and National Down Syndrome Congress. A petition to add people with Down syndrome back into the Phase 1B vaccine prioritization category has been created by the ARC of Nebraska

How you can help!

Read the Letter

Sign the Petition

Everything You Need to Know About COVID-19 & Down Syndrome

In December 2020, the CDC officially categorized people with Down syndrome as “high risk” for COVID-19, meaning that they have a higher likelihood of having more severe symptoms and sadly death. A few studies on COVID-19 underscore the risk to be especially acute in people with Down syndrome who are forty years old or older.

Down Syndrome Association for Families of Nebraska is proud to share the valuable, free COVID-19 & Down Syndrome Resource in English and Spanish published by GLOBAL and the national consortium. The Resource focuses on new and updated information specific to testing, vaccines, mental health, ways to stay safe, and advocacy in hospital settings and for appropriate care.

We strongly recommend you read through this important resource.

We applaud the national consortium of Down syndrome organizations for creating this important resource for community. Please remember we are here for you during this difficult time and do not hesitate to call or email. In the meantime, please stay healthy and be safe!

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Down Syndrome Association for Families of Nebraska
a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 57362
LIncoln, NE 68505
Phone: 402.421.1338

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