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.

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

Welcome Video Describing Current COVID-19 Situation in US

Short Fact Sheet
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Two-Page Fact Sheet
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After You're Vaccinated
After you're vaccinated

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Delta Variant
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Vaccines for Children + Youth
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Breakthrough Infection
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Wearing a Mask
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Fertility + Parenthood
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COVID-19 and the Flu
COVID 19-Flu Thumbnail

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Booster Shots
Preview of fact sheet about COVID-19 booster shots

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COVID-19 Testing
Preview of testing fact sheet that explains the importance of getting tested for COVID-19 regardless of whether you are vaccinated.

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Johnson & Johnson Fact Sheet 
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IRC Fact Sheet
IRC Quick Fact Flyer

Dari + Pashto: Download
English + Arabic: Download

COVID-19 Vaccine: Know the Numbers
CDC Infographic_ENGLISH

Dari: Download
Pashto: Download
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IRC Quick Facts
COVID Vaccine Facts

Dari: Set 1 | Set 2
Pashto: Set 1 | Set 2 | Audio
Farsi: Set 2
English: Set 1

IDEO.org Fact Sheet
Afghan_Fact_Sheet

Dari: Fact Sheet | Comic
Translation Guide

Get Vaccinated Poster
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Get Vaccinated Social Media
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Sticker or Social Media
Facebook Image_ENGLISH

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Custom Facebook Frame
Facebook Frame sample

Visit the Facebook Frame Library. Search "NRCRIM" for the custom frame you want to use. Choose Dari, Pashto or Farsi. Click "Use as Profile Picture" to save.

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.


Breakthrough Infections PSA
COVID-19 vaccines work very well. Most people who get COVID-19 are unvaccinated.  It is uncommon for people to get COVID-19 after they are vaccinated, but it can happen. Scientists call this a “breakthrough infection.” Even when breakthrough infections happen, the vaccine still protects almost all vaccinated people from becoming seriously ill or dying. You can prevent breakthrough infections in your community by wearing a mask, even if you are vaccinated. Protect yourself. Protect your community. 

  • Dari: Audio | Video
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  • English: Audio | Video

Fertility + Parenthood PSA
COVID-19 vaccines work very well. Most people who get COVID-19 are unvaccinated.  It is uncommon for people to get COVID-19 after they are vaccinated, but it can happen. Scientists call this a “breakthrough infection.” Even when breakthrough infections happen, the vaccine still protects almost all vaccinated people from becoming seriously ill or dying. You can prevent breakthrough infections in your community by wearing a mask, even if you are vaccinated. Protect yourself. Protect your community.

  • Dari: Audio | Video
  • Pashto: Audio | Video
  • Farsi: Audio | Video 
  • English: Audio | Video

Wearing a Mask PSA
Regardless of whether masks are required in your area, you and your family will be safest if you wear a mask. Because COVID-19 spreads very easily, wearing a mask protects you, your friends and family, and your community. Even vaccinated people are safest with a mask. It is uncommon for people to get sick with COVID-19 after they are vaccinated, but it can happen. Getting a vaccine and wearing a mask are the best ways to avoid getting sick and spreading COVID-19 to others. Protect yourself. Protect your community.

  • Dari: Audio | Video
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  • English: Audio | Video

IRC Staff Testimonials: Vaccinating Children

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

Dari: Video | Video 2
Pashto: Video