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DSMIG-USA IDD COVID-19 Vaccination Position Statement

May 2021 | Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group - USA - DSMIG-USA

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

DSMIG position statement page 1 DSMIG position statement page 2

DSMIG position statement page 3 DSMIG position statement page 4

Please note: The information on this site is for educational purposes only and is not intended to serve as a substitute for a medical, psychiatric, mental health, or behavioral evaluation, diagnosis, or treatment plan by a qualified professional. We recommend you review the educational material with your health providers regarding the specifics of your health care needs.

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