Disabled People of Color Coalition (DPOCC) Release a COVID-19 Vaccination Social Story and Resource Database

July 8, 2021

We are excited that the COVID-19 vaccines are becoming available to more people and that Illinois is fully reopening! We appreciate you all for helping us spread the word about COVID-19 and vaccination while making sure that people of color with disabilities continue to get resources and connect with the disability community during these stressful times. 

We will continue to encourage people of color with disabilities in Illinois to get access to vaccines and find ways to enjoy life (while staying as safe as possible) after the COVID-19 pandemic. Chicagoland DPOCC and the Institute on Disability and Human Development have created a social story for people of color with disabilities living in Illinois. The story includes a brief section on the rates of COVID-19 among people of color in Illinois, myths and fears about the vaccines, information about each of the three current COVID-19 vaccines, how to advocate for access to the vaccine, and the benefits of having the vaccine in post-pandemic Illinois.  

Attached to the press release is the COVID-19 vaccination social story for people of color with disabilities (both in English and Spanish), along with other valuable resources on vaccination and hand-washing from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Association of University Centers on Disability (AUCD). These resources can also be found at: 

Share these resources with everyone who can benefit from the social stories and other information! Make sure to especially share the resources with people of color with disabilities living in your local area. 

 

Chicagoland DPOCC and the Institute on Disability and Human Development

I Want To