Getting the vaccine will help slow the spread of COVID-19 and make it safer for you to be in your community. Most people can safely get the vaccine as soon as it is available to them. It is OK to have a lot of questions about the vaccine and there is still a lot we do not know, but these resources are designed to give you the most current information available. BPDD is working with the Department of Health Services to make sure these resources are constantly updated with the latest information.

You can see our updated plain-language vaccine resource and frequently asked questions here: https://wi-bpdd.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Vaccine-Updated_-August_BPDD.pdf

Vaccine Information for Family Care Participants and Caregivers

People with disabilities in Family Care are at higher risk for getting sick from COVID-19. It is important that participants, their families, and their support staff get the COVID-19 vaccine when it is available to them so that everyone is protected.

Last Updated April 8, 2021

Vaccine Information for IRIS Participants and Caregivers

People with disabilities in IRIS are at higher risk for getting sick from COVID-19. It is important that IRIS participants, their families, and their support staff get the COVID-19 vaccine when it is available to them so that everyone is protected.

Last Updated April 8, 2021

Vaccine Information for CLTS Participants and Caregivers

Children in Children’s Long-Term Care (CLTS) and other disability related children’s programs are at higher risk for getting sick from COVID-19.It is important to get the COVID-19 vaccine when it is available  so that everyone is protected.

Last Updated April 8, 2021

BPDD has also created resources for guardians or people who are under guardianship. These resources talk about what role guardians can play in deciding who should be vaccinated and answers questions around the statutes and legal issues that have to do with guardians and medical decisions.

The Living Well Project is doing a monthly Living Well Wednesday focused on updates about the vaccine and the distribution plan. The Living Well team is joined by two members of the State Disaster Medical Advisory Committee (SDMAC), Mitch Hagopian and Marcia Stickel.  You can watch the latest update here: