Why I Got the Vaccine: A PSA Series on Vaccination for People Living with Disabilities and Their Caregivers

November 18, 2021

Building vaccine confidence in people living with disabilities and their caregivers is a critical step in protecting the disability community from COVID-19. Elevating the voices of the disability community by sharing their vaccination stories can encourage others to get vaccinated.

The following public service announcement (PSA) style videos share perspectives from people living with disabilities and their caregivers on why they chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The PSA videos are available in a web friendly rectangular format and a social media friendly square format. Use these videos as a resource to build vaccine confidence in people living with disabilities and their caregivers. Need assistance with messaging? See below for suggested messages to go along with the videos.

 
  Click the dropdown menu to select and view each individual video. To share the video, click on the ellipses, then select share.

General Messages

  • Why are caregivers of people living with disabilities choosing to get the COVID-19 vaccine? To protect the ones they love. Listen to caregivers share their stories in this video.
  • The disability community is speaking up about why COVID-19 vaccination is important to them. Watch this video to hear their stories.
  • The COVID-19 vaccine helps protect people living with disabilities who may be at risk of severe COVID-19. Listen to why caregivers of people living with disabilities chose to protect themselves and those they care about in this video.
  • People living with disabilities may be at higher risk of severe COVID-19. Vaccination can protect them. Listen to their vaccine stories in this video.
  • People living with disabilities may have questions about how the COVID-19 vaccine may interact with health conditions. Talking to a healthcare provider can help them navigate these questions. Watch this video to hear why people living with disabilities chose to get vaccinated.

Video Specific Messages

  • In this video, two people with autism share why getting the COVID-19 vaccine was important to them. Watch this video to hear their perspectives and learn where to go to find out more about the COVID-19 vaccine. Note: This message is suggested for video #4.
  • Learn why people who are deaf or hard of hearing chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine in this video. Note: This message is suggested for video #7.
  • These caregivers chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine to protect the people with Down Syndrome they care for. Watch this video to learn why the vaccine was important for them. Note: This message is suggested for video #3.
.