COVID-19 Vaccine Facts for People with Developmental Disabilities

The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School created a COVID-19 vaccine fact sheet for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The fact sheet helps to explain: 

  • What is a COVID-19 vaccine? 
  • How do I know the COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective? 
  • When will I be able to get the vaccine? 
  • Where and how can I get the vaccine? 
  • What should I know to prepare for my vaccination appointment? 
  • What should I expect when I get the vaccine? 
  • What should I expect after I get the vaccine? 
  • How do I continue to stay safe before and after I get vaccine? 

Some of the resources mentioned in this fact sheet are specific to New Jersey.


Caregiver/Staff Resources
COVID-19 Updates
I/DD Specific
Social Stories/Visual Supports
Vaccine Information

About the database

YAI’s COVID-19 Database was created to help people find services and information during the coronavirus pandemic. The services listed are provided by organizations outside of YAI. Questions about specific resources may be directed to the contacts listed.

To learn more about YAI

If you have general questions about services for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD), please contact the LINK Department at 212.273.6182 or link [at]