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Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities to host youth COVID vaccine webinar

The Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities and the Developmental Disabilities Council partners will host a webinar for parents and caregivers with information about the new COVID-19 vaccines for children ages five to 11.

The webinar is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, December 8.

GCDD together with its partners are working together to make sure Georgians, especially those with intellectual developmental disabilities, in all communities throughout the state of Georgia have information and access to get vaccinated.

"We're excited that COVID-19 vaccinations have been approved and are now available for children 5 years old and older. This is another step in protecting our families and community," says GCDD Covid-19 Vaccination Project Coordinator Naomi Williams. "We understand that while we are excited about this opportunity, there might be parents and caregivers who may have concerns or questions that they'd like addressed before having their child vaccinated."

The webinar will be accessible through American Sign Language interpretation and closed captioning by a CART transcriptionist.

While the focus of the webinar is parents and caregivers of children living with intellectual and developmental disabilities, anyone who's interested is welcome to participate, but registration is required.

To register for the December 8 webinar, click here.

This article ran on 12/3/21 in Nowhabersham.