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Caregivers Of People With Disabilities Turned Away At Vaccine Sites

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For weeks, parents and family caregivers of people with disabilities have qualified as health workers in the eyes of the state, and should be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

“They barely even looked at my paperwork. They saw the letterhead and said, ‘That doesn’t qualify you,’” said Cindy Liu, whose daughter Sammy has Down Syndrome.

The problem is piecemeal communication from county health departments, leaving many caregivers — along with staff at vaccination sites — confused.


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