DLC continues engaging with state and federal policymakers to accelerate COVID-19 vaccination for people with T1D. In a letter to the National Governors Association (NGA) leadership and co-chairs of the NGA Pandemic Recovery and Response task force, DLC encourages governors to prioritize people with diabetes equally in their state's COVID-19 vaccination plans.
While most states prioritize people with underlying medical conditions, many states continue to follow outdated vaccination guidance by the CDC that people with T2D “are” at increased risk, but people with T1D “might be.” We now know that is not the case. People with T1D need equal access to the COVID-19 vaccine.
DLC's recent vaccine prioritization efforts were highlighted in POLITICO Pulse.