The Vaccine is Here!

Jan 14 2021

The Vaccine is Here!

The COVID-19 vaccine is HERE! We are so proud that The Arc Westchester has already successfully vaccinated over 150 individuals and staff.  The Arc Westchester was among the first of The Arc New York chapters to receive Phase 1A of the vaccine on December 29, 2020. Additional phases are rolling out and plans are underway to make the vaccine available to all of our residents, individuals we support, and staff when allowed.  We will keep you posted when we receive more information. Please click here to learn how you can help advocate to increase vaccine availability to all people with developmental disabilities in New York State.

The scientific research suggests that the vaccine is safe and is critical in stopping the devastating effects of COVID-19.  It is our single best solution to improving the health crisis, and returning back to our previous and full time way of delivering services. You may find information here on the NY State Department of Health (DOH) website. We highly encourage families and caregivers to learn more about the benefits of receiving the vaccination.

The Arc Westchester has launched a COVID-19 Vaccine Education Campaign to share information with our staff about the benefits of receiving the vaccine. View the video below and hear from one of our first vaccine recipients as she shares her personal remarks about the importance of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

Congratulations to Arc Westchester’s vaccine recipients!

Art by: JOHN ISRAEL
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