Accra strongly encourages its employees to be vaccinated for Covid-19 when they are eligible to receive the vaccine. In Minnesota, availability and access to the vaccine will likely be driven by the county in which you reside and public health officials in that county. Given our direct support professionals’ role in caring for people with disabilities and the elderly, we feel strongly that keeping our employees and clients safe is paramount – and the vaccine is one of the most important ways to stop the spread of the disease.
The best protection from Covid-19 will be a combination of getting a Covid-19 vaccine, wearing a mask, staying at least six feet away from others, avoiding crowds, and washing your hands often. No one tool alone is going to stop the pandemic.
Because there are very few doses of vaccine available initially, Covid-19 vaccination will take a phased approach. The CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) determined the priority groups that will be getting vaccine first. The Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Advisory Group reviews the ACIP guidelines and makes detailed recommendations for how to apply the guidelines in Minnesota.
When Accra learns that a Minnesota county is ready to vaccinate home care workers, we will reach out to caregivers via email with specific information about when and where vaccinations will be offered.