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Immunocompromised and Covid 19
What is Immunocompromised and Covid 19? Immunocompromised and Covid 19. Immunocompromised patients.
Immunocompromised simply means having a weakened immune system. People who are immunocompromised have a reduced ability to fight infections and other diseases. This may be caused by certain diseases or conditions, such as AIDS, cancer, diabetes, malnutrition, and certain genetic disorders. It may also be caused by certain medicines or treatments, such as anticancer drugs, radiation therapy, and stem cell or organ transplant. Also called immunosuppressed.
Relating immunocompromised with Covid 19
FDA set to approve coronavirus booster shots for immunocompromised people. Extra doses of coronavirus vaccines has been approved for patients with weakened immune systems, a move that could mean additional shots will be available for that vulnerable population as soon as this weekend. This are people that are seen as immunosuppressed patients.
Being immunocompromised means that your immune system is weakened, either by a disease or by a medication. It means you are more likely to get an infection and more likely to have a severe illness if you are infected than someone who has an immune system that is working well (this is known as being immunocompetent).