Researchers, students, and patient advocates at Johns Hopkins have revealed a new data dashboard tool that provides information on COVID-19 vaccine eligibility and availability. The project was started after some people with disabilities voiced growing frustration in navigating when and in which state they might be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. The dashboard aims to make information clear and accessible in an effort to improve equity in disabled populations.
According to Dr. Sue Feldman of UAB’s School of Health Professions, “As we shift from focusing on the spread of COVID-19 to balancing the return of our lives to normal, vaccinations are one of the key components. The vaccination dashboard provides information to everyone, regardless of who you are or where you live.” Learn more here.
(Source: Jessica Kent, Health IT Analytics, 2/23/21)