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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health and Safety Guide

ASERT has compiled resources for those with autism and those who care for people with autism relating to the current COVID-19 outbreak.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Social Stories

Overview

These social stories provide a visual explanation of what to expect when getting the vaccine for COVID-19 and what you may experience after getting the vaccine. Social stories are provided in both English and Spanish, and have also been developed into videos.

A cartoon rendering of a syringe.

There are new vaccines or shots that can help prevent you from getting sick from COVID-19.

A cartoon rendering of virus cells with an

You won't get COVID-19 from getting this shot.

A woman wearing a mask.

When you go to get your shot you will need to wear your mask.

A shirt and pants.

Wear clothes that are comfortable and loose.

A woman wearing a mask next to the text

The nurse will ask you some questions like when is your birthday and what is your name.

An arrow pointing to the top of an arm.

You will get this shot in your upper arm.

A woman wearing a mask next to the text

You can tell your nurse which arm you want them to put the shot.

A woman wearing earbuds next to music notes and a cell phone.

If you are scared you can hold someone's hand, listen to music, sing or watch a video.

A hand wiping a woman's arm with a white pad.

The nurse will roll up your sleeve and wipe your arm with a little white pad to clean your arm.

A woman wearing a mask with her sleeve rolled up.

It may feel cold and wet but will not hurt.

A woman wearing a mask receiving a shot.

The nurse will give you the shot. It may feel like a pinch.

A woman wearing a mask with a band aid on her arm.

The nurse will place a band aid over the shot and you can roll your sleeve down.

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A cartoon rendering of a clock.

After you get the vaccine or shot you will need to wait for 15 minutes, or 30 minutes if you have allergies.

A nurse wearing a mask speaking to a woman wearing a mask.

The nurse will check in you every few minutes to make sure you feel okay.

A woman wearing a mask next to the text

If you feel anything different let the nurse know or the person you came with right away.

A woman wearing a mask with sweat on her face.

If you feel sweaty, can't breathe, or your heart is beating fast tell the person you are with.

A cartoon rendering of a clock.

After the 15 or 30 minutes is over you will be able to go home if you are feeling okay.

An arrow pointing to the top of an arm.

In the next day or two your arm may hurt where you got the shot or you may feel like you have a fever.

A woman with her eyes closed touching her head.

You may also feel more tired than usual or have a headache. This can be normal after getting a vaccine.

A cartoon rendering of pills.

If you don't feel well let someone know so you can get medicine to help you feel better.

A cartoon rendering of a syringe.

A few weeks after getting your first shot you may need to go back and get a second shot.

A woman wearing a mask receiving a shot from a nurse.

This shot will be the same as your first one and you will do the same things.

A woman with her eyes closed touching her head next to a thermometer.

You may feel tired, have a headache, and feel like you have a fever after the second shot too.

Hands with soap next to a woman wearing a mask under an arrow with the words

After getting the shots you still need to wear a mask, wash your hands and socially distance.

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A cartoon rendering of a syringe.

Existe una vacuna o inyección desarrollada que puede ayudar a prevenir que se enferme por COVID-19.

A cartoon rendering of virus cells with an

No contraerá COVID-19 por recibir esta inyección.

A woman wearing a mask.

Cuando vaya a recibir su inyección, deberá usar su mascarilla.

A shirt and pants.

Debe usar ropa cómoda y holgada.

La enfermera le hará algunas preguntas, como cuándo es su cumpleaños y cuál es su nombre.

An arrow pointing to the top of an arm.

Recibirá esta inyección en la parte superior del brazo.

Puede decirle a su enfermera en qué brazo quiere que le coloque la inyección.

A woman wearing earbuds next to music notes and a cell phone.

Si tiene miedo, puede agarrar la mano de alguien, escuchar música, cantar o ver un video.

A hand wiping a woman's arm with a white pad.

La enfermera le subirá la manga y le limpiará el brazo con una pequeña almohadilla blanca.

A woman wearing a mask with her sleeve rolled up.

Puede sentirse frío y húmedo, pero no dolerá.

A woman wearing a mask receiving a shot.

La enfermera le dará la inyección. Puede sentirse como un pinchazo.

A woman wearing a mask with a band aid on her arm.

La enfermera colocará una bandita sobre la inyección y usted podrá bajarse la manga.

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A cartoon rendering of a clock.

Después de recibir la vacuna o la inyección, deberá esperar 15 minutos o por 30 minutos si tiene alergias.

A nurse wearing a mask speaking to a woman wearing a mask.

La enfermera lo controlará cada pocos minutos para asegurarse de que se sienta bien.

Si siente algo diferente, avísele de inmediato a la enfermera o la persona que lo acompañó.

A woman wearing a mask with sweat on her face.

Si se siente sudoroso, no puede respirar o su corazón late rápido, dígaselo a la persona que lo acompaña.

A cartoon rendering of a clock.

Una vez transcurridos los 15 o 30 minutos, podrá irse a su hogar si se siente bien.

An arrow pointing to the top of an arm.

Es posible que le duela el brazo donde recibió la inyección al día siguiente o al segundo día. También puede sentirse afiebrado.

A woman with her eyes closed touching her head.

Puede sentirse más cansado de lo habitual o tener dolor de cabeza. Esto puede ser normal después de recibir una vacuna.

A cartoon rendering of pills.

Si no se siente bien, avísele a alguien para que pueda conseguir medicamentos que lo ayuden a sentirse mejor.

A cartoon rendering of a syringe.

Unas semanas después de recibir su primera inyección, deberá regresar y recibir una segunda inyección.

A woman wearing a mask receiving a shot from a nurse.

Esta será igual que la primera, y usted hará las mismas cosas.

A woman with her eyes closed touching her head next to a thermometer.

Puede sentirse cansado, tener dolor de cabeza y tener fiebre después de la segunda inyección.

Después de recibir las inyecciones, todavía tiene que seguir usando mascarilla, lavarse las manos y distanciarse socialmente.

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Name Description Type File
Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine Social story about getting the vaccine. pdf Download file: Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine
After Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine Social story about what happens after getting the vaccine. pdf Download file: After Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine
Recibir la vacuna COVID-19 Historia social sobre la vacunación. pdf Download file: Recibir la vacuna COVID-19
Después de recibir la vacuna COVID-19 Historia social sobre lo que sucede después de recibir la vacuna. pdf Download file: Después de recibir la vacuna COVID-19

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