Disability communities face barriers to COVID-19 vaccines

Advocates are concerned that COVID-19 vaccine dissemination systems don’t sufficiently address the communication and access needs for people with disabilities.

Veronica Lopez, who has Spina bifida, arrives for her vaccine appointment at the St. John's Well Child and Family Center's COVID-19 vaccination site at the East Los Angeles Civic Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, March 4, 2021. California will begin setting aside 40% of all vaccine doses for the state's most vulnerable neighborhoods in an effort to inoculate people most at risk from the coronavirus more quickly. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)