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COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Unpaid Caregivers

Unpaid caregivers for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities are ELIGIBLE to receive a COVID-19 vaccination under Phase 1A. However, you may be asked to provide documentation to verify your status as an unpaid caregiver by a vaccine provider. To verify your status and provide the needed documentation, follow the instructions below: 

Go the Department of Human Services (DHS) ​Coronavirus-Related Provider Guidance and Resources Page.

Scroll to the bottom of the page.

Look for the checkbox that allows you to self-attest that you are an unpaid caregiver for an elderly individual or a person with a disability. 

Clicking the check box opens a link entitled “View Letter”. This letter is from DHS Secretary Teresa Miller verifying the status as an unpaid family caregiver. 

Please print this letter and take it to a vaccination site. This will allow you the proof you need to get a COVID vaccination in this phase. 

To find a vaccination site, go to this Department of Health (DOH) site: Getting the COVID Vaccine | PA.GOV.