- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Saturday issued new guidelines for those with underlying medical conditions, saying they can receive the COVID-19 vaccine as long as they have a severe allergic reaction to any ingredients in the vaccine. “
- The CDC has specifically issued guidelines for people with HIV, weakened immune systems and autoimmune conditions such as Guillain-Barre syndrome and Bell’s paralysis.
- According to the CDC, nearly 2 million people in the U.S. received the first of the two doses of the vaccine, but it still encourages people to follow health guidelines.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new vaccination guidelines on Saturday for people with underlying medical conditions.
The CDC said that people with underlying medical conditions are at increased risk for ‘serious diseases’ of the coronavirus and can get the COVID-19 vaccine as long as they’ have not had a severe allergic reaction to any ingredients in the vaccine. . . “
The CDC has issued specific guidelines for people with the following conditions:
The CDC has warned that information on the safety of the vaccine for those with HIV and weakened immune systems is not yet available, and although people living with HIV have not been included in clinical trials with the vaccine, data for the group are also available. not available.
People who have had GBS and Bell’s paralysis can receive the vaccine, the CDC said.
“With a few exceptions, the Independent Immunization Practices Advisory Committee (ACIP) does not provide general guidelines for best practice for vaccination, nor does a history of GBS as a precaution for vaccination with other vaccines,” the CDC said.
The CDC said cases of Bell’s paralysis had been reported in participants in the clinical trials for vaccine, but the Food and Drug Administration “did not conclude that these cases were caused by vaccination”.
According to the CDC, 1.94 million people in the United States received the first of two doses of the vaccine as of Saturday. But the agency still appeals to people to follow the right health guidelines, such as wearing a mask and taking social distance, even for those who receive the vaccine.