COVID-19 Information and Resources

The Arc of Indiana has developed this resource page to help provide the most recent factual information regarding COVID-19. Please be sure check this page often as we are committed to updating information and adding new content. 

Vaccination Information 

The CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccines for everyone 6 months and older and boosters for everyone 5 years and older, if eligible. COVID-19 vaccine boosters can further enhance or restore protection that might have decreased over time after your primary series vaccination.

Use CDC’s COVID-19 booster tool to learn if and when you, your child or teen can get boosters to stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines.

People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised have specific COVID-19 vaccine recommendations, which include an additional third dose to complete their primary series, as well as a booster shot for those eligible.

COVID-19 Vaccination Guidelines for Specific Groups of People

COVID-19 Vaccination Information for Children & Teens

Search vaccines.gov, text your zip code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233
to find COVID-19 vaccine locations near you.


COVID-19 Testing 

Order Free at Home COVID-19 Tests

Find a Testing Location Near You

April, 2022 – Americans with Medicare Part B, including those enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, have access to over-the-counter COVID-19 tests at no cost. People with Medicare can get up to eight tests per calendar month from participating pharmacies and health care providers for the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency. Get additional information at 1-800-MEDICARE and Medicare.gov/medicare-coronavirus.


COVID-19 Information Websites 

COVID.Gov Website 
April, 2022 – A new website, covid.gov, helps people access vaccines, tests, treatments, and high-quality masks. COVID.gov is available in English, Spanish, and Simplified Chinese and is accessible for those using assistive technologies. For individuals with disabilities who may need additional support, the Disability Information and Access Line (DIAL) is also available to help at 888-677-1199 or via email at DIAL@usaginganddisability.org.

Indiana State Department of Health Call Center
317-233-7125 (M-F, 8:15 a.m. – 4:45p.m.)
317-233-1325 (after hours)
877-826-0011 includes options for healthcare providers as well as the public.

Hoosiers with general questions are encouraged to visit in.gov/coronavirus for information. Call center staff will not offer medical advice or provide test results.


April 19, 2022 – Fact Sheet: Preparing for Medicaid Changes when the Public Health Emergency Ends  

April 7, 2022 – Social Security offices have restored in-person services, including for people without an appointment. Social Security strongly encourages use of online services, phone appointments, or scheduling in-person appointments in advance. Visit ssa.gov for complete information.

March, 2022 – Updated List: People at Highest Risk from COVID-19. CDC has added disabilities, primary immunodeficiencies, and physical inactivity to its list of conditions that have been conclusively shown to put people at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19. CDC notes that people with disabilities are more likely to have chronic health conditions, live in congregate settings, and face more barriers to health care, all of which increase risk. Age remains the strongest risk factor for severe illness, and living in congregate settings also significantly increases risk. For people with underlying medical conditions, risk increases as the number of conditions increase

SAI Video – Let’s Talk About the COVID-19 Vaccine
Self-Advocates of Indiana (SAI) has produced an informational video, Let’s Talk About the COVID-19 Vaccine
The video shares an important message on what the vaccine is, why it is important, how to talk with your physician about if the vaccine is right for you, and how to get information from trusted sources about the vaccine. Two resources include the Indiana State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We encourage you to watch and share the video, particularly with people with IDD, as self-advocates share with other self-advocates.

COVID-19 Plain Language Resource
This 8-page booklet about the coronavirus, written in plain language., was created by and for people with developmental disabilities. Plain Language Booklet on COVID-19 

Resources

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