Comments on Creating a More Accessible Vaccination Framework for Persons with Disabilities
Submission to the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities
The Department of Empowerment for Persons with Disabilities (“DEPwD”) is inviting suggestions from domain experts to make the administration of COVID-19 vaccines to persons with disabilities more seamless and effective, on the basis of an order by the Supreme Court of India.
A project is being undertaken, under Vidhi’s Lest We Forget series, on studying the impact of COVID-19 on persons with disabilities, with specific regard to accessibility of vaccinations. As part of this project, comments have been submitted to the DEPwD, to inform the vaccination policy for persons with disabilities, with the purpose of making it more accessible and user-friendly. The policy focuses on key areas of intervention, that is, the registration process and the vaccine centre, with emphasis on data collection and monitoring.