Direct Support Professionals and the COVID-19 Vaccine

Description

This 11-minute video addresses COVID-19 vaccinations for direct support professionals. Topics include:

  • The reasons why people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are more vulnerable medically and have increased chances of getting a serious illness from COVID-19
  • How the vaccine was developed quickly, compared to other vaccines
  • How the vaccine works in the body, including what to expect when you do get vaccinated
  • How the virus can be passed to vulnerable people
  • Reasons to get vaccinated even if you have already had COVID-19
  • Long COVID-19 and how it affects the body
  • How COVID-19 can affect pregnancy

    Details

    Date
    2/24/2022 
    Type
    Webinar 
    Publisher
    Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota

    Topics

    • Direct support workforce
      • Training
    • Health and safety
      • Health and wellness