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Data shows that people with disabilities are six times more likely to contract and die from COVID-19. To help Ontarians with disabilities better access the COVID-19 vaccine, recent Carleton University graduate, Megan Linton, helped track and collect data to create a deeper understanding of COVID-19 cases and related outbreaks in places where people with disabilities live.
Once completed, Linton presented her research to public health units, MPs, MPPs, policymakers and the media, which helped achieve a more accessible vaccine roll-out for people with disabilities.
In addition, Linton’s research offers critical new data and insight about where people with disabilities in Ontario live, which will help provide better support and services, including the COVID-19 vaccine, for this population now and in the future.
For more information, visit Carleton University.