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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

There is a new vaccine or shot that can help prevent you from getting sick from COVID-19.

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

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

Wear clothes that are comfortable and loose.

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

You will get this shot in your upper arm.

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

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

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

It may feel cold and wet but will not hurt.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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