The Government has published specific guidance for those aged 12 and over whose immune system means they are at higher risk of serious illness if they become infected with coronavirus (COVID-19).
Immunosuppression means you have a weakened immune system due to a particular health condition or because you are on medication or treatment that is suppressing your immune system. People who are immunosuppressed, or have specific other medical conditions, have a reduced ability to fight infections and other diseases, including COVID-19. Most people in this group will be under the care of a hospital specialist.
You can find guidance for those who are immunosuppressed at the link below, including:
- who the guidance is for
- keeping yourself safe
- eligibility for additional COVID-19 vaccine doses
- eligibility for new NHS COVID-19 treatments if you become infected.
GOV.UK: COVID-19: guidance for people whose immune system means they are at higher risk