About Project ACCESS

Project ACCESS (All Communities Count Equitably for Safety and Support) is DRNC’s statewide COVID-19 vaccine initiative to increase access to vaccines for people with disabilities, including age-related disabilities. This project is made possible with financial support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Administration on Community Living (ACL). DRNC is working in collaboration with the other organizations that also received this grant funding; our statewide partners are the NC Council on Developmental Disabilities (NCCDD) and the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD), and we are also working with Centers for Independent Living and Area Agencies on Aging. Together, we seek to provide vaccine access to children, older adults and people with disabilities to communities in NC with low COVID vaccination rates and/or underserved populations.

“We want to make sure that equity is baked into all aspects of vaccine distribution so that underserved and marginalized communities are able to access the vaccines and accurate information about them,” said Iris Green, DRNC’s director of constituent services.

Unable to leave your home?

Some counties have providers who can bring COVID vaccines to your home.

In Piedmont triad

If you know of anyone that cannot leave the house and needs a COVID vaccination, please have them call 866-303-0026 or get more information at the PRTC website.