What are some exemptions from the COVID-19 vaccine?
Some people may be at risk for an adverse reaction because of an allergy to one of the vaccine components or a medical condition. This is referred to as a medical exemption. Some people may decline vaccination because of a sincerely held religious belief. This is referred to as a religious exemption.
Can I get the COVID-19 vaccine if I have an underlying condition?
People with underlying medical conditions can receive a COVID-19 vaccine as long as they have not had an immediate or severe allergic reaction to a COVID-19 vaccine or to any of the ingredients in the vaccine. Learn more about vaccination considerations for people with underlying medical conditions. Vaccination is an important consideration for adults of any age with certain underlying medical conditions because they are at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
Should you get the Covid vaccine if you have an autoimmune disease?
The American College of Rheumatology COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Guidance recommends that people with autoimmune and inflammatory rheumatic disease (which includes lupus) get the vaccine unless they have an allergy to an ingredient in the vaccine.
Who can receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine?
FDA has authorized the emergency use of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine in individuals 18 years of age and older.
Should you get the COVID-19 vaccine if you are obese?
The Obesity Society strongly recommends that people with obesity get a COVID-19 vaccine. There is clear evidence that the effectiveness of the approved vaccines is similar in patients with or without obesity. All three FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccines are equally effective.
Should you get the COVID-19 vaccine if you have lymphedema?
If you have lymphedema, get the COVID-19 vaccine on the opposite arm or in the leg. If you are at risk of lymphedema, get the COVID-19 vaccine on the opposite arm or in the leg.
Who are some groups at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19?
Some people may be at higher risk of severe illness. This includes older adults (65 years and older) and people of any age with serious underlying medical conditions. By using strategies that help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace, you will help protect all employees, including those at higher risk.