On December 16, 2020, the Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group - USA issued a position statement on the COVID-19 vaccine. The position statement was updated on January 5, 2021 and again on May 28, 2021.
DSMIG-USA recommends the COVID-19 vaccine for individuals with Down syndrome or other intellectual disabilities who do not have a specific contraindication to the vaccine. Information about who was included in studies of the COVID-19 vaccine, who should not get the COVID-19 vaccine, and the potential effect of the vaccine on the immune system is provided in the statement. A list of organizations that signed the position statement is also included in the statement.
The providers at the Adult Down Syndrome Center agree with the statement issued by DSMIG-USA.
To read the DSMIG-USA statement, please see the PDF at this link. To review other DSMIG-USA resources on COVID-19, please see the page at this link.