Detroit's Covid vaccination queue is one of first to include people with ADHD, other disabilities

2/20/21


“It means people in the disability community were listened to...It has the potential to spark a really important change."


Cosma, from Detroit Disability Power, said her organization has turned its attention to getting intellectual and developmental disabilities added to vaccination priority lists in the rest of Michigan. She is also in contact with advocates who are making similar demands in other states. “We’re trying to get in the line,” said Cosma, who has a developmental disability and uses a wheelchair, and who was vaccinated this week. “We’re not trying to cut the line.”


Detroit is vaccinating 15,000 people a week in a massive drive-thru clinic in a convention center parking garage. Emily Elconin / Reuters file


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