Fight the Flu

Fight the Flu: It’s Important to the Disability Community

fight the flu

This year, getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever. The flu shot is the best way to protect against the flu. It reduces the risk of serious flu-related illness requiring care in hospitals already strained by the COVID-19 pandemic. This fact sheet explains why getting the flu shot is important to the disability community and provides recommendations and resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Getting a Flu Shot: A Social Story for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

fight the flu

This social story helps readers understand why it’s important to get a flu shot and what to expect when getting the shot. Direct Support Professionals, family members, and others that provide support can use this social story to prepare people with intellectual and developmental disabilities for getting the flu shot by printing or sharing with the person on a computer, tablet, or smart phone.

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