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People with Disabilities and COVID-19

People with Disabilities and COVID-19
Updated Apr. 30, 2021

COVID-19 is a virus.

COVID-19 can spread easily.

COVID-19 can spread between people.

People with COVID-19 get sick in different ways.

Some people with COVID-19 feel fine.

Some people with COVID-19 feel bad.

Some people with COVID-19 get very sick.

 

People with disabilities can get COVID-19.

People with Down syndrome can get COVID-19.

People with Down syndrome may get very sick.

 

People with health problems can get COVID-19.

People with health problems may get very sick.

People with diabetes can get COVID-19.

People with diabetes may get very sick.

 

People with cancer can get COVID-19.

People with cancer may get very sick.

People with heart problems can get COVID-19.

People with heart problems may get very sick.

People with obesity can get COVID-19.

People with obesity may get very sick.

 

COVID-19 vaccines help keep you from getting COVID-19.

COVID-19 vaccines help keep you from getting very sick from COVID-19.

Most people should get a COVID-19 vaccine.

Ask your doctor if you should get a COVID-19 vaccine.

 

Original Guidance: Vaccine Considerations for People with Disabilities 

Development of these materials was supported by a grant from the CDC Foundation, using funding provided by its donors. The materials were created by the Center for Literacy & Disability Studies, Department of Allied Health Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation at Georgia Tech. For more information about how these materials were created, refer to the Guidelines for Minimizing the Complexity of Textpdf iconexternal icon.  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provided subject matter expertise and approved the content. The use of the names of private entities, products, or enterprises is for identification purposes only and does not imply CDC endorsement.