What does it mean to be immunocompromised?

What does it mean to be immunocompromised?

Being immunocompromised means having a weakened immune system, and many diseases and medications can cause this. If you’re immunocompromised, you may be at higher risk of getting severe COVID-19 disease. Immunocompromised people can get the COVID-19 vaccine, but it may not be as effective in some people.

What does it mean to be immunocompromised during COVID-19?

• Being immunocompromised means that your immune system is weakened, and you may be at higher risk for severe COVID-19 disease. • Many different health conditions and medications can cause you to be immunocompromised.

Can COVID-19 lead to an autoimmune disease?

Autoimmune disease following COVID-19Several researchers have noted the occurrence of autoimmune disease after COVID-19, including Guillain-Barré syndrome, cold agglutinin syndrome (CAS) and autoimmune hemolytic anemia, and one case of lupus.

Can taking immunosuppressants increase my chances of getting COVID-19?

And medicines called immunosuppressants may make you more likely to have serious complications from the virus, as can your autoimmune disorder itself

How many people in the US are considered immunocompromised and at risk if positive with COVID-19?

Seen through a COVID-19 lens, about 3% of the population in the United States is considered moderately-to-severely immunocompromised, making them more at risk for serious illness if they contract COVID-19, even after vaccination. This is because their immune systems don’t mount a strong response to the vaccines.

How long are immunocompromised people contagious during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Some severely immunocompromised persons with COVID-19 may remain infectious beyond 20 days after their symptoms began and require additional SARS-CoV-2 testing and consultation with infectious diseases specialists and infection control experts.