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Vaccination recommendations, precautions, or contraindications for special groups

Is COVID-19 vaccination safe and recommended for people who have chronic disease and are immunocompromised (have a weakened immune system)?

Some people with chronic cardiovascular disease may have an impaired immune system or may receive immunosuppression treatment. Immunocompromised people are at increased risk of severe COVID-19 illness and death.

All WHO Emergency Use Listed vaccines provide significant protection from severe COVID-19 disease and are safe for people who are immunocompromised.

The immune response to COVID-19 vaccination and the gained protection in immunocompromised people may not be as strong as compared with the rest of the population. Therefore, immunocompromised individuals and their close contacts should receive an extended (3-dose) primary vaccination series followed by a first and second booster dose administered at an interval of 3–6 months.

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Can people with allergies be vaccinated with mRNA vaccines?

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Should a person who experienced an allergic reaction to the 1st dose of COVID-19 vaccine receive a second dose?

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Can immunocompromised people be vaccinated?

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Is there a maximum age for vaccination?

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Can approved COVID-19 vaccines be administered to people with coagulant disorders or chronic treatment with anticoagulants?

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Can breastfeeding women be vaccinated?

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When should a woman planning to get pregnant be vaccinated?

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Are there any chronic hematological diseases that would be a contraindication for COVID-19 vaccination?

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I have had a blood clot in the past or I have a family history of blood clotting. Should I still get vaccinated against COVID-19?

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I am using a hormonal contraception method (oral contraceptives, subdermal implant, skin patches or vaginal ring): should I discontinue this treatment before or after receiving AstraZeneca vaccines?

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Is COVID-19 vaccination safe and recommended for people who have a liver condition?

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Is COVID-19 vaccination safe and recommended for people who have chronic liver disease and are immunocompromised (have a weakened immune system)?

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Should a person with liver cirrhosis be vaccinated against COVID-19?

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Should a person who is a candidate for, or who has had, a liver transplant be vaccinated against COVID-19?

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Does getting a COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy protect the baby from the virus after delivery?

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Does getting a COVID-19 vaccine increase the chance of birth defects?

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Does getting a COVID-19 vaccine make it harder to get pregnant or affect fertility treatments?

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Does getting a COVID-19 vaccine increase the chance of miscarriage?

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Should a woman wait for a certain period to get pregnant after being vaccinated against COVID-19?

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Does getting a COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy increase the chance of pregnancy-related problems?

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Does getting a COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy affect the fetus’ future behaviour or learning ability?

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Should a breastfeeding woman be vaccinated against COVID-19?

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Are extra precautions needed while breastfeeding following COVID-19 vaccination?

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Can a person with a thyroid condition be vaccinated against COVID-19?

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Is COVID-19 vaccination safe and recommended for people who have diabetes?

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Is COVID-19 vaccination safe and recommended for people who have intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (such as attention deficit disorder)?

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Is COVID-19 vaccination safe and recommended for people who have a heart condition?

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Is COVID-19 vaccination safe and recommended for people who have chronic disease and are immunocompromised (have a weakened immune system)?

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Should a person who is a candidate for, or who has had, a heart transplant be vaccinated against COVID-19?

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Why are people with diabetes a priority group for COVID-19 vaccination?

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