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States pushing to get disabled persons vaccinated in California

Though many people with disabilities are more vulnerable to COVID-19 in some states they're being left behind in the effort to get limited vaccines into the arms of those who need them most.
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Posted at 10:35 AM, Feb 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-15 13:35:46-05

(KERO) — Though many people with disabilities are more vulnerable to COVID-19 in some states they're being left behind in the effort to get limited vaccines into the arms of those who need them most.

People with disabilities have been pushed down the priority list in places like North Carolina and California. In Minnesota, parents are begging to give their vaccination spots to their children with down syndrome. The genetic illness makes them up to 10 times more likely to die if they catch the virus.

A trade group for disability service providers found 20 states haven't explicitly placed people with disabilities on their priority lists.