Vaccine Access

People with disabilities are at the greatest risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19. Because of this fact, Western Reserve Independent Living Center has partnered with the Disability Vaccine Access Opportunities Center (DVAO Center), a national center that provides resources, training, and technical assistance to address vaccine hesitancy and barriers for people with disabilities. The DVAO Center will support us as we assist people with disabilities who may have specific disability-related questions and barriers with getting the COVID-19 vaccination.


Vaccine Information

Vaccine information is complicated; it may even feel overwhelming at times. We want to help consumers get connected to information about the vaccine, find the answers they are looking for that encourages their decision to become vaccinated, and support for the disability community.

We can help …

  • Address any concerns you may have about getting the vaccine     
  • Find a trusted medical provider
  • Assist with vaccine appointment scheduling
  • Navigate transportation to get your vaccine
  • Offer resources and guidance on transportation to and from vaccine
  • Answer some of the most common disability related questions related to the COVID-19 vaccine
  • Provide information about accessible vaccine sites based on crowd sourced data
  • Address other disability-related barriers about the vaccine you may be experiencing

Call 330-372-3325 or Contact us today!



The staff at Western Reserve Independent Living Center are not licensed medical providers.  They are unable to offer medical advice about the best vaccine for you or predict how the vaccine may affect you or your family.  

Additional Resources


Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Information about the Different

COVID-19 Vaccines

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Understanding How the COVID-19 Vaccines Work

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Ohio COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Ohio Department of Health 


Find Vaccines Near You

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Find Flu Vaccine


V-safe Information 

V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


To Register for V-safe


Covid in the News


The Biden-Harris Administration has launched a new initiative to expand the availability of at-home tests that are more accessible for people who are blind or have low vision.

  • The tests work with a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone/tablet app to provide users with audible instructions, and audible test resultsRead more about the tests 
  • Order online or by calling 1-800-232-0233.

    • Each order will include 2 rapid-antigen tests that are more accessible for people who are blind or have low vision. 
    • Orders will ship free, while supplies last.  


Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 2 sets of 4 free at-⁠home tests. If you already ordered your first set, order a second todayClick Here

  • Anyone with visual disabilities who uses the Aira service (, the National Federation of the Blind has partnered with Aira to offer free assistance when taking at-home tests. Salina Family Healthcare created a how to” video describing the simple steps to complete to order your free COVID tests.


White House Unveils COVID Plan Focused On People With Disabilities

  • The White House said it is rolling out efforts to make testing more accessible to people with disabilitiesClick Here


The White House – Briefing Room

  • Fact Sheet: Administration Announces New Actions to Address the Needs of People with Disabilities and Older Adults in Response to and Recovery from COVID-19. Click Here


NIH RADx Tech to tackle the development of at-home COVID-19 tests with improved accessibility for users

  • The National Institutes of Health’s Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx®) Tech program is working to identify necessary elements of at-home COVID-19 diagnostic test kits that may be used independently by people with disabilities.  Click Here


CDC Updates and Shortens Recommended Isolation and Quarantine Period for General Population Click Here


About Us

Western Reserve ILC is a local 501-C-3 non-profit agency servicing the needs of persons with disabilities in Ashtabula, Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull Counties. 


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