COVID-19 Resources for Afghan New Arrivals

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Refugee resettlement agencies, local governments and community organizations are working hard to welcome Afghan new arrivals who have been displaced from their home country. These organizations are providing housing, clothing, healthcare, transportation and other resources that cover the basic needs of the new arrivals.

NRC-RIM can only provide resources related to COVID-19, and we acknowledge that the pandemic response will not be a priority as Afghan families focus on securing the immediate physical safety and emotional well-being of their loved ones.

Afghan new arrivals who are ready to talk about COVID-19 vaccines and other pandemic response measures can use the resources we have created in Dari, Pashto and English, available here for easy download.

Our hearts are with the Afghan new arrivals and those who remain in Afghanistan.

Welcome Video Describing Current COVID-19 Situation in US

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Vaccination Is Strength: Honoring the Contributions of Refugees During COVID-19

Short Fact Sheet
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Two-Page Fact Sheet
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After You're Vaccinated
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Vaccines for Children + Youth
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Johnson & Johnson Fact Sheet 
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IRC Fact Sheet
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IRC Quick Facts
COVID Vaccine Facts

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CDC Fact Sheet
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IDEO.org Fact Sheet
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Get Vaccinated Social Media
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PSA 1:
COVID-19 vaccines are FREE for everyone. But make sure and ask if there are any other costs with getting vaccinated. No one can be denied a free vaccine if they are unable to pay an administration fee. Once vaccines are widely available, anyone can get vaccinated regardless of immigration status. Protect yourself. Protect your community. Get vaccinated.


PSA 2:
The COVID-19 vaccine protects you from getting COVID-19. If you still get COVID after you get vaccinated, the vaccine protects you from getting seriously ill. Even if you had COVID-19, you should still get vaccinated. Protect yourself. Protect your community. Get vaccinated.


PSA 3:
COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. The vaccine CANNOT give you COVID-19. No other vaccine has been tested as much for its safety in U.S. history. The vaccine has been proven safe for thousands of people, including those of different races, ethnicities and ages.  No other vaccine has been tested as much for its safety in U.S. history and millions of people have been safely vaccinated. Protect yourself.  Protect your community.  Get vaccinated.


PSA 4:
COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. Side effects are normal and mean the vaccine is teaching your body how to fight the virus. You CANNOT get COVID-19 from the vaccine. Protect yourself. Protect your community. Get vaccinated.


PSA 5:
The COVID-19 vaccine is halal. The COVID-19 vaccine does not contain any animal products. The COVID-19 vaccine does not change your DNA. The vaccine has been proven safe for thousands of people, including those of different races, ethnicities and ages. Protect yourself. Protect your community. Get vaccinated.


PSA 6:
Stay safe after being vaccinated from COVID-19. Right now, experts don’t know how long the vaccine will protect you. Even after getting the vaccine, continue to wear a mask, practice social distancing, wash your hands often, and disinfect high-touch areas frequently.


PSA 7 / After Vaccination
COVID-19 Vaccines. Get the Facts. Stay safe after being vaccinated. Protect your community. You are not fully protected from COVID-19 until two weeks after your last shot. Stay safe after being vaccinated: Wear a mask, Practice social distancing, Avoid gatherings with many people, Wash your hands frequently, Disinfect high-touch areas, Avoid unnecessary travel. Two weeks after you have been FULLY vaccinated, YOU CAN: Be indoors with others who have been fully vaccinated without wearing a mask, Be indoors with others from one other home who have not been vaccinated without wearing a mask.


PSA 8 / Johnson & Johnson
Millions of people have been safely vaccinated from COVID-19 with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, including people of different races, ethnicities and ages. A few people have gotten blood clots, but this has been extremely rare. People are much more likely to get seriously ill or die from COVID-19 than get a blood clot. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is only one shot, so it’s convenient, safe and effective. If you still have questions, talk to a doctor about whether another vaccine might be better for you. Protect yourself. Protect your community. Get vaccinated.


IRC Staff Testimonials: Vaccinating Children

IRC staff members discuss why they chose to vaccinate their children.

Dari: Video
Pashto: Video