What you need to know about the COVID19 Vaccine

What you need to know about the COVID19 Vaccine

We have been washing our hands and wearing masks to stay healthy. Soon we will have another tool to keep us safe from coronavirus. There is a COVID-19 vaccine. 

Reading about getting shots might help you prepare. See a social story online at AID in PA 

Here’s what else you need to know. 

The vaccine is safe. 

You will not get sick from the vaccine. 

The shot may hurt for just a moment. After, you may: 

  • Have a sore spot on your arm where you get the shot (just like when you get a flu shot). 
  • Feel tired or have a fever after you get the shot.
  • These side effects will go away in a day or two. 

The vaccine is free. 

You do not have to pay for a COVID-19 vaccine. 

You probably need two shots. 

You get the vaccine at places where you get a flu shot. 

When you get your first shot, the nurse will tell you when to come back. It will be a few weeks later. You need to get a second shot for the vaccine to work. 

We need to wait our turn. 

Doctors and nurses are getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Soon other people can get the vaccine.  

Ask your doctor when it will be your turn. Decide together if it is a good choice for you. 

We must all keep wearing makes and washing our hands! 

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Caitlin McKenney

Caitlin is an assistive technology specialist with experience working with students who have multiple disabilities and complex access needs. She runs TechOWL's used equipment and emergency preparedness programs. Caitlin enjoys learning about new tools and helping you make your technology work for you!

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