I'm talking about mobile vaccination units. There are many areas of our country that are rural. In that case, in my opinion, states or their counties, or municipalities should create websites where people with disabilities either in rural areas, or those who simply are not mobile can register for a mobile vaccination unit to go to them. This will ensure more of our community gets vaccinated.
Transportation to and from vaccination sites is an important part of the vaccination process. States may want to consider supporting efforts by transportation, public health and emergency medical services sectors in identifying ways to collaborate to ensure all Americans living in urban and rural areas have access to accessible transportation necessary to receive a vaccination.
Communication while wearing masks at vaccination sites should be augmented by other forms of communication. For example, to accommodate individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and by providing interpreters, American Sign Language interpreters should be available at the time of vaccination.
State and local policymakers may want to consider issuing guidance regarding employer workplace vaccination programs, such as guidance around mandatory versus voluntary (with incentives) vaccinations or exemptions addressing health/disability and religious concerns consistent with the ADA and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
• Employer workplace vaccination programs;
• Vaccination distribution prioritization;
• Vaccination registration websites and mobile apps;
• Vaccination physical sites and accommodations at sites;
• Transportation to and from vaccination sites; and
• Communication... more »