Learn from first-hand accounts of people with disabilities and their families
The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center UCEDD (University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities) has produced three brief videos to build COVID-19 vaccine confidence in the disability community. These videos feature an adult with an intellectual disability and a parent and her daughter with autism who share their personal experiences, hesitancy, and decision-making related to getting themselves or their child vaccinated.
The videos were produced as part of a funding award from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services. Descriptions and links the three videos are below, along with a link to the entire series.
The CDC recommends vaccination against COVID-19 for everyone 5 years and older. However, some adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities still have questions about vaccine safety. In this video, an adult with Down syndrome shares his initial hesitation and the steps he took to educate himself.
The CDC recommends vaccination against COVID-19 for everyone 5 years and older. However, parents who have sons and daughters with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities may have questions about vaccine safety. In this video, a parent of a child with autism shares her family’s story of educating themselves on vaccine safety and addresses additional concerns present in the Hispanic community.
El CDC recomienda la vacunación contra COVID-19 para todas las personas de cinco años en adelante. Sin embargo, los padres que tienen hijos e hijas con autismo y otras discapacidades intelectuales y del desarrollo pueden tener preguntas sobre la seguridad de las vacunas. En este video, un padre de un niño con autismo comparte la historia de su familia de educarse sobre la seguridad de las vacunas y aborda preocupaciones adicionales presentes en la comunidad hispana.
Link to the entire series: COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence Videos