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Immunocompromised Conditions

What Are The Risks?

Individuals who are immunocompromised have a higher risk of developing severe illness if infected with the coronavirus. This includes smokers, people undergoing cancer treatment, AIDS or HIV patients whose diseases are not properly controlled, those who have organ or bone marrow transplants, and anyone taking corticosteroids or other immune weakening medications long term.

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How Can I Protect Myself?

Stay at home as much as possible, and when outside your home, maintain at least 6 feet of distance from other people.

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Medication & Doctor Appointments?

Continue to take immunosuppressant medications as long as you are symptom free. Speak with your doctor if you develop a fever or any respiratory symptoms.

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What If I Get Sick?

Because you are at a higher risk of serious complications from COVID-19, it is important you isolate yourself and contact your health care provider immediately if you have symptoms such as:

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Myths & Facts

Fact: Some immunocompromised patients may not exhibit the high fevers or elevated white blood cell counts typical of COVID-19 cases. Patients should advise their primary caregivers if they are currently taking any immunosuppressant medications.

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