Social scripts developed to reduce COVID-19 vaccination anxiety

A person listening intently to a GP providing COVID-19 vaccination advice.
  6 August 2021  Amaze   |   Third party content – view disclaimer

Autism peak body Amaze, in partnership with National Disability Services, have developed social scripts that outline the process of getting a COVID-19 vaccination to autistic people.

Social scripts are story-based strategies using images and descriptions to explain new experiences and social environments to autistic people.

Autistic people may find the process of getting the vaccination stressful. The scripts have been designed to reduce uncertainty about getting the vaccine by clearly outlining the process, making it easier to get vaccinated.

These resources will be helpful for anyone who is feeling anxious about the process of getting a COVID-19 vaccination and any professionals or carers supporting them.

Health professionals are encouraged to download the social scripts from the Amaze website to share with their patients.

Disclaimer: This article was provided by Amaze. While every effort has been made to ensure the information is accurate, North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network does not warrant or represent the accuracy, currency and completeness of any information or material included within.