COVID-19 and Immunocompromised patients
Immunocompromised patients are those that have a weakened immune system. A weakened immune system means you may get sicker from an illness like COVID-19. Patients who are immunocompromised don’t have the same ability to fight infections and other diseases as those who don’t have a compromised immune system. Not everyone will get sick from COVID-19, but there are those with a higher risk of complications from COVID-19 if they do get it.
Higher risk patients are those that are:
- Older adults (particularly over 60)
- Those with a specific disease or chronic condition such as cancer, heart disease, lung disease cancer, diabetes, malnutrition, and certain genetic disorders
- Those on specific medications or treatments such as steroids, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, stem cell, bone marrow or organ transplant
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