Welcome to VaxAbilities!
Our goal is to support people with sensory and/or other accommodation needs in Massachusetts to have the most positive and comfortable vaccination experience possible.
We will be hosting a series of disability-friendly vaccination events across Massachusetts. These events will have extra staff on hand to provide skilled support to people with disabilities and/or sensory support needs. Most of these events will be offering COVID vaccinations for children ages 5 and up, as well as adult initial vaccines and boosters. Both people with and without disabilities can get vaccinated – including the whole family ages 5+ or staff that may come supporting people with a disability.
NEWS: Just added – VaxAbilities Event in Boston December 17 and January 7. Registration link just added – appointments recommended!
Each event has its own sign-up link to reserve an appointment that includes disability supports. These appointments provide extra time and reserve your spot at a designated disability-friendly vaccine station. We encourage you to book an appointment to reserve your preferred time. Walk-ins will be welcome at the sites where noted, as long as capacity allows. To be fully vaccinated, children will need two doses of the vaccine, 3 weeks apart.
Tell us what you need:
After you book your appointment, please tell us more about any specific support needs you may have here or at the QR Code below. You may also use this link to ask questions.
Find us on site! When you come to get vaccinated, look for Levon the Lion and our staff in orange vests.
Questions about the vaccine?
Most events will have pediatricians present so parents can ask any questions they may have about the COVID vaccine.
Prepare for success
For parents and people supporting someone with a disability to get vaccinated, see tips and strategies to prepare here.
This partnership is led by the Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Network including the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center at the UMass Chan Medical School, the Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston, the Disability Law Center and the Developmental Disabilities Council. The partnership includes numerous other partners including state agencies, major clinical centers throughout the Commonwealth and other professional groups.
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