CDC issues new COVID-19 vaccine guidance for people with underlying health conditions
CDC Issues New COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance
for People With Underlying Health Conditions .
The CDC released the
new guidance on Dec. 26.
According to the guidance, adults of all ages with “certain
underlying medical conditions” that put them at an “increased risk
for severe illness” should receive the COVID-19 vaccine. .
The CDC broke down the specific groups and explained
that there was “limited safety data” available for those with
HIV or a weakened immune system.
Information about the safety of mRNA COVID-19
vaccines for people who have weakened immune
systems in this group is not yet available …, CDC, via statement .
People living with HIV were included in
clinical trials, though safety data specific to
this group [is] not yet available at this time, CDC, via statement .
The organization also highlighted individuals
with autoimmune conditions.
saying that they should get the vaccine, but understand that there
is “no data” currently available in regards to the
“safety” of the vaccine for them. .
People who have experienced Guillain-Barré syndrome are authorized to receive the vaccine, and “no cases” of the syndrome have been reported following vaccination. .
Those who have had Bell’s palsy may receive the
vaccine, although it was noted that a few cases of Bell’s palsy
were reported in vaccine trial participants.
Those cases have not been concluded
to be “caused by the vaccination.”.
The CDC advised that those who receive
a vaccine continue to practice COVID-19 safety protocols,
such as wearing a mask and social distancing.
Until experts learn more about the protection
that COVID-19 vaccines provide under real-life
conditions, people who decide to get vaccinated
should continue to follow all current guidance
to protect themselves … , CDC, via statement