COVID-19 Resources in American Sign Language

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FAQs in Sign Language

I am Deaf and need an ASL interpreter to communicate. What kind of support can I expect?

I am Deaf need and an ASL interpreter to communicate. What kind of ASL support can I expect at a vaccine site?

What can I do to ensure I will get the communication support I need at a vaccine site?

What can I

do to ensure I will get the communication support I need at a vaccine site?

What can I do if I don’t receive the support I need at a vaccine site?

What can I do if I don’t receive the support I need at a vaccine site and want to make sure this doesn’t happen to someone else?

Where can I get the vaccine? Am I eligible? Can I get help scheduling the appointment?

Where can I get the vaccine? How do I know if I’m eligible? What do I do if I need help scheduling the appointment?

I hear the second shot is worse than the first. Can I just get the first dose?

I hear the second shot is worse than the first. Can I just get the first dose?

Is it better to get the virus and have natural immunity? Can I get the virus from the vaccine?

I’ve heard it’s better to get the virus and have natural immunity than to get the vaccine. I’ve also heard I can get the virus from the vaccine. Can you explain?

What is the difference between the Moderna, Pfizer and the Johnson & Johnson vaccine?

What is the difference between the Moderna, Pfizer and the Johnson and Johnson vaccine? What’s in them?

I received a Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Am I at risk?

I received a Johnson and Johnson vaccine. Am I at risk?

Is it true that after I get the vaccine I don’t have to follow the same rules as unvaccinated?

Is it true that after I get the vaccine I don’t have to follow the same rules as someone not been vaccinated?

What’s the cost of the vaccine?

What’s the cost of the vaccine?

If I have symptoms after receiving the shot, where do I report it?

If I have symptoms after receiving the shot, where do I report it?

Can I still get COVID even after I get the vaccine?

Can I still get COVID even after I get the vaccine?


The Oregon Department of Human Services would like to thank those individuals who graciously shared their time and experience to create the ASL COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions videos.

Thank you to:

Krista Gallagher, ODHS Deaf Specialist
Dr. Sharon Meyers, D.O.
Colleen Thayer, MA, MS, CDI & SC:L
Krystle Kuester, NIC-A

Additional Resources

I am Deaf and need an ASL interpreter to communicate. What kind of support can I expect?

I am Deaf need and an ASL interpreter to communicate. What kind of ASL support can I expect at a vaccine site?

What can I do to ensure I will get the communication support I need at a vaccine site?

What can I do to ensure I will get the communication support I need at a vaccine site?

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