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.

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SettleIn Facebook

SettleIn Facebook, an initiative launched by the Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE) in September 2021, engages newly arrived Afghans resettling in the United States in an interactive format. New arrivals can access vital information tied to early resettlement services, employment, housing, education, and COVID-19. Learn more


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COVID-19 and Congregate Housing Considerations

Disasters and influxes of displaced people, including Afghans newly arriving to the United States, may require housing large numbers of people in congregate settings (e.g., hotels) for a temporary period of time. Learn best practices for keeping Afghan new arrivals safe from COVID-19 in congregant housing situations with this new guide. 

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

Welcome Video Describing Current COVID-19 Situation in US
 

Children Keep Our Community Strong
 

How to Order FREE COVID-19 Tests from USPS

At-Home Testing Instructions

Short Fact Sheet

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Two-Page Fact Sheet

Preview of NRC-RIM's long fact sheet

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After You're Vaccinated

Preview of NRC-RIM's after vaccination flyer

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Delta Variant

Preview of Delta Fact Sheet from Get the Facts Campaign

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Vaccines for Children + Youth

Preview of NRC-RIM's fact sheet on vaccines for children

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Breakthrough Infection

Preview of NRC-RIM's fact sheet on breakthrough infections

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Wearing a Mask

Preview of NRC-RIM's fact sheet on wearing a mask

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Fertility + Parenthood

Preview of NRC-RIM's fact sheet on fertility and parenthood

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COVID-19 and the Flu

Preview of NRC-RIM's fact sheet on the flu

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Booster Shots

Preview of NRC-RIM's booster fact sheet

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COVID-19 Testing

Testing Handout

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Get Vaccinated Poster

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Get Vaccinated Social Media

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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. 

Social Media 1 

2A Confidential Social Media v1

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2B Confidential Social Media v2

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IRC Fact Sheet

IRC Quick Fact Flyer

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Save Your Card

Preview of flyer explaining why it is important to save your vaccine card.

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IRC Quick Facts

COVID Vaccine Facts

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#DontMissOut

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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.


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. 


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.


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.


Booster Shots PSA
Boosters are shots you get a few months after you are fully vaccinated so that you can stay protected against COVID-19. Boosters are common for many vaccines. Scientists have found that with some vaccines a person’s protection decreases over time, and a booster helps them stay protected. The COVID-19 booster works the same way. Boosters are safe, effective, and free for everyone. Protect yourself, Protect your community. Get vaccinated.

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COVID-19 Testing PSA
People are getting tested regardless of whether they are vaccinated and regardless of whether they feel sick because it makes our communities safer. Anyone can get tested, including adults, children and babies. Because the symptoms of COVID-19, influenza, and the common cold are very similar, the only way to know if you have COVID is to get tested. Staying home from work, school, or social events if you test positive or anytime you feel sick is one of the most important things you can do to protect your community.

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COVID-19 & the Flu PSA
People who get the flu and COVID-19 at the same time may be at even higher risk for severe complications and death. Get the COVID-19 vaccine and the flu vaccine for the most protection. Both vaccines protect you, your family, and your community. Both vaccines make it less likely for you to get sick and spread illness to others. They also prevent you from getting dangerously ill if you do get sick. It is safe and effective to get both the COVID-19 vaccine and the flu vaccine at the same time. Protect yourself. Protect your community. Get vaccinated.

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IRC Staff Testimonials: Vaccinating Children

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

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