COVID-19 Resources for People with Disabilities

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COVID-19 is a new disease and we are still learning how it spreads, the severity of illness it causes, and to what extent it may spread in the United States.

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Disability alone may not be related to higher risk for getting COVID-19 or having severe illness. Most people with disabilities are not inherently at higher risk for becoming infected with or having severe illness from COVID-19.  However, some people with disabilities might be at a higher risk of infection or severe illness because of their underlying medical conditions.  All people seem to be at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 if they have serious underlying chronic medical conditions like chronic lung disease, a serious heart condition, or a weakened immune system. Adults with disabilities are three times more likely than adults without disabilities to have heart disease, stroke, diabetes, or cancer than adults without disabilities.

FAQ for People with Disabilities

You should talk with your healthcare provider if you have a question about your health or how your health condition is being managed.

Currently, all people 16 years and older with or without disabilities are eligible for vaccination in Georgia.

Materials for specific groups:

 

Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ASL)

Dr. Kathleen Toomey (Commissioner, Georgia Department of Public Health) ASL Video

Dr. Toomey Vaccine Video - YouTube

 

COVID 19 VACCINE – What to expect

ASL COVID 19 Vaccine What To Expect - YouTube

 

 

Easy to Read COVID-19 Safety

These Easy to Read COVID-19 materials were primarily developed for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and others who read or listen with understanding below a third-grade level.

Easy to Read COVID-19 Safety

 

COVID-19 Accessible Materials

COVID 19 Accessible materials made by GA TECH Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation

https://cidi.gatech.edu/covid

 

Social (Visual) Stories - What to Expect During Your Vaccine Appointments