In a letter dated January 21, 2021, the Illinois Department of Human Services published a letter for all providers who work with consumers in the Illinois Home Services Program.  This letter indicates that all personal assistants (providers) are eligible for Covid-19 Vaccinations and that the State of Illinois would provide support to individuals who are having trouble securing a vaccination appointment.  In the letter, the State writes:

“Front-line health care workers and long-term care residents are the first groups prioritized for the vaccine.
IDHS and SEIU worked together to ensure that in Illinois, Individual Providers who work for
Customers in the Home Services Program are considered front-line health care workers who are
eligible now to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. We strongly urge you to get vaccinated as soon as
you are able to do so.”

The Full Letter can be downloaded here. Vaccination_Letter_to_IPs

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