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Disability Vaccine Access Opportunities (DVAO) Center Toolkit Available to All CILs, SILCs, and Other Organizations

March 30, 2022
Sources: Able South Carolina (Able SC) and Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU)

The Disability Vaccine Access Opportunities (DVAO) Center operated by Able South Carolina (Able SC) in collaboration with Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU) with grant funding from the CDC Foundation have developed a toolkit for CILs to use to assist their staff with implementing successful programs to address vaccine hesitancy among the disability community. The toolkit includes COVID-19 information, program strategies, sample messaging, grant reporting tips, and more. The toolkit includes information that is specifically designed to reach the disability community to address barriers and hesitancies — therefore, make sure to take a look at the Q&A section of the toolkit.

Although DVAO Center funding was limited to eligible CILs and is now closed, resources such as the toolkit are available to all CILs, SILCs, and other organizations. The toolkit includes the following information that could be of interest to all CILs:

  •  Information and Referral and COVID Caller Resource
  •  COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancies and Barriers
  •  Guide for Planning Your Barrier Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
  •  Incorporating Intersectionality and Health Equity
  •  DVAO Public Relations Toolkit Instructions
  •  Information and Referral Procedures
  •  Public Relations Files and Examples
  •  Resource COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions

Online registration is required to access the toolkit.

To learn more about the DVAO Center, visit the project webpage. For questions about the toolkit or the project, contact the DVAO Center at

Another resource from Able SC:
A Comprehensive Guide to Covid-19 & Vaccinations

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