CDC Issues COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance For Underlying Conditio
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The CDC has issued updated guidance for people with underlying medical conditions who are considering getting the coronavirus vaccine. Adults of any age with certain underlying medical conditions are at increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19, the CDC said in the guidance posted on Dec. 26.

mRNA COVID-19 vaccines may be administered to people with underlying medical conditions provided they have not had a severe allergic reaction to any of the ingredients in the vaccine. The CDC guidance had specific information for people with HIV, weakened immune systems, and autoimmune conditions such as Guillain-Barre syndrome and Bell's palsy who are thinking of getting the vaccine.

- No specific data yet of vaccine safety in people with HIV

There's no information available yet about the safety of the vaccines for people with weakened immune systems, the CDC said. People with HIV were included in clinical trials, but safety data specific to this group are not yet available at this time, the CDC said.


- mRNA COVID-19 vaccine safe in previous cases of Bell's palsy

The new CDC guidance says the FDA does not consider these to be above the rate expected in the general population. They have not concluded these cases were caused by vaccination. Therefore, persons who have previously had Bell's palsy may receive an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.

- The vaccines are safe for people with GBS

Researchers have determined the vaccines are safe for people with GBS. For months, the CDC and other health authorities have said that people with certain medical conditions are at an increased risk of developing severe cases of COVID-19.

Source:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/underlying-conditions.html
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