COVID-19 Resources for People with Disabilities
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.
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.
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
COVID 19 VACCINE – What to expect
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.
COVID-19 Accessible Materials
COVID 19 Accessible materials made by GA TECH Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation
Social (Visual) Stories - What to Expect During Your Vaccine Appointments