COVID-19 vaccine considerations for people with underlying medical conditions: CDC


COVID-19 vaccine considerations for people with underlying medical conditions: CDC

COVID-19 vaccines may be administered to most people with underlying medical conditions once vaccine is available to them.

This information aims to help people in the following groups make an informed decision about receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.

People who have weakened immune systems

People with HIV and those with weakened immune systems due to other illnesses or medication might be at increased risk for severe COVID-19. They may receive a COVID-19 vaccine. However, they should be aware of the limited safety data:

  • Information about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines for people who have weakened immune systems in this group is not yet available
  • People living with HIV were included in clinical trials, though safety data specific to this group are not yet available at this time

People with weakened immune systems should also be aware of the potential for reduced immune responses to the vaccine, as well as the need to continue following current guidance to protect themselves against COVID-19.

People who have autoimmune conditions

People with autoimmune conditions may receive a COVID-19 vaccine. However, they should be aware that no data are currently available on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines for people with autoimmune conditions.

People from this group were eligible for enrollment in some of the clinical trials.

People with underlying medical conditions included in the COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials

Vaccine manufacturers report information from clinical trials, including demographics and underlying medical conditions of people who participated in COVID-19 vaccine trials.

This article is from the Centre for Disease and Control and Prevention

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