Can I get the COVID-19 vaccine if I have an underlying condition?

Are people with autoimmune diseases considered high risk for COVID-19?

Researchers have reported higher rates of severe COVID-19 and death in people with autoimmune disease than in the general population. It is unclear whether this is attributable to the autoimmune disease, the immunosuppressive medications taken to treat it, or both.

Does having obesity increase the risk of severe illness from COVID-19?

Adults with excess weight are at even greater risk during the COVID-19 pandemic: Having obesity increases the risk of severe illness from COVID-19. People who are overweight may also be at increased risk. Having obesity may triple the risk of hospitalization due to a COVID-19 infection.

How old do you have to be to receive the COVID-19 vaccine?

CDC recommends everyone ages 5 years and older get a COVID-19 vaccine to help protect against COVID-19.

Are rheumatoid arthritis patients more at risk of getting COVID-19?

If you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you’re more likely to get certain infections. That means you may have a higher chance of getting COVID-19. If you do get sick, your symptoms could be more serious than someone who doesn’t have RA. Some medicines you take might also make infections more likely.

How much does the COVID-19 vaccine cost without insurance?

COVID-19 vaccines are available for everyone at no cost, regardless of their immigration or health insurance status.

Are COVID-19 vaccines free?

FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccines are distributed for free by states and local communities. You cannot buy COVID-19 vaccines online. You do not need to pay any out-of-pocket costs to get an authorized COVID-19 vaccine — not before, during, or after your appointment.

Should I get vaccinated against COVID-19?

  • COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective.
  • Millions of people in the United States have received COVID-19 vaccines under the most intense safety monitoring in U.S. history.
  • CDC recommends you get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you are eligible.

Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for people with underlying health conditions?

Clinical trials show that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective in people with underlying medical conditions, including those that place them at increased risk for severe COVID-19 symptoms, compared to people without underlying medical conditions.

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