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cancer

having cancer You are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19. Many types of cancer treatments can weaken your body’s ability to fight disease. At this time, based on available studies, having a history of cancer may increase your risk.

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chronic kidney disease

Having any stage of chronic kidney disease can make you more likely to get sick with COVID-19.

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chronic liver disease

Having chronic liver disease can make you more likely to get very sick from COVID-19. Chronic liver disease can include alcohol-related liver disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, autoimmune hepatitis, and cirrhosis (or scarring of the liver).

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chronic lung diseases

Having a chronic lung disease can make you more likely to get very sick from COVID-19. Chronic lung diseases may include:

  • Asthma, if it is moderate to severe
  • Bronchiectasis (thickening of the airways of the lungs)
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (chronic lung disease affecting newborns)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including emphysema and chronic bronchitis
  • Damaged or scarred lung tissue known as interstitial lung disease (including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis)
  • Pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lung)
  • Pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure in the lungs)

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cystic fibrosis

Having cystic fibrosis with or without lung or other solid organ transplants (such as kidney, liver, intestine, heart, and pancreas) can make you more likely to become very ill with COVID-19.

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dementia or other neurological conditions

Having neurological conditions like dementia can make you more likely to become very ill with COVID-19.

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Diabetes (Type 1 or Type 2)

Having type 1 or type 2 diabetes can make you more likely to get very sick from COVID-19.

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Handicap

People with certain types of disabilities may be more likely to become very ill with COVID-19 because of underlying medical conditions, living in a group setting, or systemic health and social inequalities:

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heart conditions

Having heart conditions such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathy and possibly high blood pressure (hypertension) can make you more likely to become very ill with COVID-19.

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HIV infection

Having HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) can make you more likely to get very sick with COVID-19.

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immune condition or weakened immune system

Some people have a weakened immune system or a weakened immune system because their disease is caused by a medical condition and treatment. This includes people who have cancer and are on chemotherapy, or who have had a solid organ transplant, such as a kidney transplant or heart transplant, and are taking medicine to keep their transplant. Other people have to use certain types of drugs for a long time, such as corticosteroids, that weaken their immune system. Such long-term use can lead to Secondary or acquired immunodeficiency. Other people’s immune systems are weakened due to a life-long condition. For example, some people inherit problems with their immune systems. An example is called primary immunodeficiency. Being immunocompromised can make you more likely to get very sick with COVID-19 or be ill for a long time.

People who are immunized or are taking medicines that weaken their immune systems, even if they are up to date on their vaccines, may not be protected. Talk to your healthcare provider about wearing a mask in moderate COVID-19 community levels and what additional precautions may be necessary in moderate or high COVID-19 community levels.

After completing the primary vaccination series, some people who are moderately or severely immunized should receive an additional primary dose and a booster. Because the immune response following COVID-19 vaccination can be different in people who are moderately or severely immunocompromised, specific guidance has been developed.

COVID-19 preventive medicine

awusheld There is a medicine that can help protect you from COVID-19. You may be eligible for Evushield every 6 months if you:

  • are moderately or severely immunocompromised and may not elicit an adequate immune response to COVID-19 vaccination or have a history of severe allergic reactions to COVID-19 vaccines, and
  • do not currently have COVID-19 and have not recently had close contact with someone with COVID-19, and
  • are adults or adolescents 12 years of age and older who weigh at least 88 pounds (40 kg)

Evushield contains 2 different antibodies that can help prevent COVID-19. This should be given by your healthcare provider. Before you came into contact with COVID-19, Talk to your healthcare provider to find out if this option is right for you. Even if you do get AvusHeld, taking several prevention steps, such as wearing a high-quality mask or respirator and improving ventilation, can provide additional layers of protection from COVID-19.

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mental health condition

Having mood disorders, including depression, and schizophrenia spectrum disorders, can make you more likely to become very ill with COVID-19.

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overweight and obesity

Overweight (defined as body mass index (BMI)) is 25 kg/m2 or more, but less than 30 kg/m2), obesity (BMI is 30 kg/m)2 or more, but less than 40 kg/m2), or severe obesity (BMI is 40 kg/m)2 or higher), can make you more likely to become very ill with COVID-19. The risk of serious illness from COVID-19 increases rapidly with a high BMI.

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physical inactivity

People who do little or no physical activity are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19 than those who are physically active. Staying physically active is essential to stay healthy. Find out more about physical activity and health, physical activity recommendations, how to be more active, and how to create an activity-friendly community:

pregnancy

Pregnant and recently pregnant people (for at least 42 days after the end of pregnancy) are much more likely to get sick from COVID-19 than non-pregnant people.

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sickle cell disease or thalassemia

Having a hemoglobin blood disorder such as sickle cell disease or thalassemia (inherited red blood cell disorder) can make you more likely to become very ill with COVID-19.

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smoking, current or former

Being a current or former cigarette smoker can make you more likely to become very ill with COVID-19. If you currently smoke, quit. If you used to smoke, don’t start again. If you’ve never smoked, don’t start.

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solid organ or blood stem cell transplant

A solid organ or blood stem cell transplant, including a bone marrow transplant, can make you more likely to get very sick with COVID-19.

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stroke or cerebrovascular disease

Having a cerebrovascular disease, such as a stroke that affects blood flow to the brain, can make you more likely to become very ill with COVID-19.

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substance use disorder

Having a substance use disorder (such as an alcohol, opioid, or cocaine use disorder) can make you much more likely to get sick with COVID-19.

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tuberculosis

Having tuberculosis (TB) can make you more likely to get very sick with COVID-19.

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