DSAO and Special Olympics Ontario have been advocating to improve access to the COVID-19 vaccine for people with intellectual disabilities and their caregivers. We know booking a vaccine can be challenging for many people.
As you may be aware, provincial and regional health authorities are overseeing the vaccine
rollout, with support from hospitals and pharmacies. We are working with government and other stakeholders to improve access to the vaccine for all people with intellectual disabilities.
Click VACCINESUPPORT to:
1. Find where to book a vaccine appointment or
2. Complete a form to request help to book a vaccine appointment.
People with intellectual disabilities who do not have access to the internet AND who have
tried to book an appointment, but have not been able to, can call 1-888-333-5515 ext. 329
and leave a message to request support.
To provide this support, we have trained a team of Special Olympics Ontario and Down
Syndrome Association of Ontario volunteers to assist people with intellectual disabilities with
scheduling a vaccine appointment.
WE ARE HERE TO HELP!
The goal of this website and phone number is to connect YOU and YOUR FAMILY with your
Public Health Unit and a vaccine appointment in your region.
We’ll be here to help and support you every step of the way. LET’S GET VACCINATED!