Graphic illustration of eight boxes with one box in the center that has the campaign message. It reads This is Our Shot. All letters are white except our, which is bright green over a dark blue background. Remaining illustrations include a young Latina woman in a mask holding up her arm with a bandaid on it in front of a light green background, woman with a visual disability with a mask on and bandaid on her arm in front of a teal background, young man with a mask and bandaid on his arm and a prosthetic arm holding a thumbs up in front of a light blue background, two bandaids in an x shape on a dark blue background, blue face mask on a yellow background, young Black man with a mask on and bandaid on his arm with crutches on a teal background, white woman with a mask on and pointing to a bandaid on her arm in a wheelchair on a light blue background, and an older Black man with a mask on and a bandaid on his arm holding up his arm on a light green background.

Be prepared for the holidays- Keep yourself and others healthy!

Ebony, a Black woman with braids wearing classes and using a power wheelchair with a tray, points to a banner that reads, 'Why I secured my shot...' and contains positive messages about why people with disabilities got vaccinated.

1 in 3 South Carolinians has a disability.

We know that people with disabilities are higher risk for very sick or dying from COVID-19, flu, RSV, and other respiratory illnesses.

Here's some easy things you can do to stay healthy, and prevent sickness in those you love.

  • More people are choosing not to wear masks.
  • You can still wear a mask to protect yourself.
  • Even without a mask, you can stay healthy and keep others healthy by:
    • getting your vaccines
    • washing your hands often
    • staying home when you are sick
    • staying away from sick people.

Sickness that is mild for some can be deadly
for people with disabilities of all ages.

1) Getting your COVID-19 vaccine and booster and flu shot is the best way to protect yourself from getting very sick and dying from these sicknesses.

2) Getting your vaccines protects you and others! Everyone visiting you for the holidays should be vaccinated against COVID-19 and the flu.

3) Anyone ages 6 months and older should get vaccinated against COVID-19 and the flu.

Black mother with burn scars and disabilities poses with her two children, a baby and a toddler.
Young Black man with disabilities smiles while outside, wearing a button that reads, 'I'm vaccinated for my community.'

4) When gathering, be sure to wash your hands often, especially after touching surfaces or items that are being touched by other people. Avoid touching your face, nose, mouth, and eyes to prevent spreading germs to yourself.

5) If you feel sick, even just a little bit, don't gather with others. Stay home. Seek out a COVID-19, flu, or RSV test if you are unsure what your sickness is. Staying home when you are sick protects others.

6) Tell your guests not to come to your gathering if they feel sick, even a little bit. Miss them? Make an effort to talk on the phone, over video chat, or meet when they are well.

Extra tips:

- If you have to care for someone who is sick, wear a mask around them to protect yourself. You can't help them if you are sick too.

- Black, indigenous, and other people of color with disabilities are at an even greater risk of getting very sick and dying from COVID-19 and the flu. Learn more and read stories from BIPOC people who've gotten vaccinated to protect themselves at this link:

- Still got questions about vaccines and your disability? Check out the detailed resources here:

Hispanic woman with a mask on smiles. She has curly brown hair and is wearing a button that reads, 'I'm vaccinated for my community.'

Are you still unsure about vaccination? Call the SC Disability Vaccine Access Hotline: 1-800-787-6046. Ask questions and get help making your plan!

Senior Black woman smiles to the camera. Her hair is pulled back and she's wearing silver jewelry and a purple dress.
Disability Vaccine Access Leaders gathered in a group outside, holding up campagin banner reading, 'Protect your community, secure your shot.' From left to right, a young Black woman using a power wheelchair, a middle aged Hispanic woman standing and smiling, a senior Black woman with gray hair holding the banner and smiling. a young white woman with red hair holding the banner and standing while talking to her neighbor, a young adult Black man, a young Black toddler standing next to her mother, a Black woman with burn scars holding her infant Black son.
Footer with “SC Disability Vaccine Access Network” and partner logos below. From left to right: Able SC, AccessAbility, Disability Rights South Carolina, Walton Options, UofSC Center for Disability Resources, South Carolina Developmental Disabilities Council.”
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