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Webinar – COVID-19 Vaccination for Your Child With a Disability Ages 12 –18


Wednesday, November 3, 2021    
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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A free webinar for parents of children with disabilities ages 12-18 covering questions about COVID-19 vaccination

Do you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine for your child with a disability ages 12 – 18?

Join the Arc of Illinois Family to Family Health Information Center (F2F HIC) for this question-and-answer session via Zoom on Nov. 3 from 12 – 1 p.m.

Dr. Kruti Acharya, an MD and Director of Illinois Leadership in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND), will cover a wide variety of topics concerning COVID –19 vaccination and its importance for children with disabilities ages 12-18. Parents will learn about:

  • What data tells us about vaccine safety and efficacy for this population
  • Where to find vaccinations

Dr. Acharya will also cover:

  • Strategies to make vaccination and mask-wearing more comfortable
  • What youth need to know about staying safe after vaccination
  • How to know when a booster shot may be needed

Captioning for the presentation will be available in English and Spanish.

Register in advance here.

For more information, contact F2F HIC Director Mary Dixon at (815) 464-1832, ext. 1017, or

The first 40 eligible participants will receive a $25 Walmart gift card to offset internet connectivity costs.