Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine: A Social Story for People with Developmental Disabilities

The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical created a social story for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to help explain getting the COVID-19 vaccine. The COVID-19 vaccine is a medicine that prevents people from getting COVID-19. Like most vaccines, the COVID-19 vaccine is given by shots using a needle. This social story can help people understand why it’s important to get a COVID-19 vaccine and what to expect.


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]