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People at Increased Risk

People at Increased Risk

And Other People Who Need to Take Extra Precautions

Vaccine Information for different groups of people.

At Increased Risk for Severe Illness

  • Some people are more likely than others to become severely ill.
  • Severe illness means that a person with COVID-19 may need: hospitalization, intensive care, a ventilator to help them breathe or they may even die.
  • People at increased risk, and those who live or visit with them, need to take precautions to protect themselves from getting COVID-19.

Older Adults
People with Medical Conditions
Pregnant and Recently Pregnant People

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Supporting Those Needing Extra Precautions

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Risk by Age Group
Risk for COVID-19 Infection, Hospitalization, and Death

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Risk by Race/Ethnicity
Risk for COVID-19 Infection, Hospitalization, and Death

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