Section Heading Background Image


For people with Down syndrome, family members, caregivers and professionals.

DSMIG-USA IDD COVID-19 Vaccination Position Statement

November 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 has been updated several times, most recently on November 15, 2021.  

DSMIG-USA recommends the COVID-19 vaccine and booster shots for all children and adults with Down syndrome or other intellectual disabilities  who are eligible 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. 


DSMIG-USA statement opens in new window

Find More Resources

We offer a variety of resources for people with Down syndrome, their families and caregivers and the professionals who care for and work with them. Search our collection of articles, webinars, videos, and other educational materials.

View Resource Library


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.