The following people are considered at risk of poorer clinical outcomes in the event of a COVID-19 infection:
- Persons who are aged 60 and above
- Patients who are immunocompromised or have concurrent medical conditions such as
- Obesity (BMI > 31)
- Chronic heart and lung diseases
- Kidney diseases on dialysis
- Hypercoagulable states
- Patients on drugs that cause immunosuppression
- Pregnant women
- Persons with Down’s syndrome
Persons who are part of the groups identified above should take greater care to avoid exposure to COVID-19 infection, and should be encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if they are eligible and have no medical contraindications, so as to reduce their risk of severe disease if infected.
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