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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. 

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 

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.