UMDF Connect

Letter to State Health Officials Regarding Vaccine Access for Patients with Mitochondrial Disease and Metabolic Disorders

As the leading advocacy group representing patients with mitochondrial disease or metabolic disorders, we thank your state health department for its ongoing efforts to distribute COVID-19 vaccinations equitably and effectively. We respectfully write to encourage you to include individuals living with mitochondrial disease or other metabolic disorders as a priority in the administration of any FDA-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine.

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Meet the Villasenor Family

Celebrations this holiday season will be very different for the Villaseñor family. As parents of a child with mitochondrial disease, Faustino ‘Tino’ and Kristin Villaseñor will share the joy and warmth of the season with family and friends, but they will visit online or safely separated by their living room window.

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