Getting Your Vaccine

covid-19 vaccination and blood clot risk

Getting Your Vaccine

Getting Your Vaccine

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has provided guidance for the prioritization of vaccine administration, including the prioritized vaccination of people at increased risk for severe illness with COVID-19 due to certain underlying medical conditions. You can review CDC’s list of medical conditions that may increase a person’s risk for severe illness here: Medical Conditions that May Increase Risk for Severe COVID-19 Disease.

This guidance does not identify thrombosis or a history of clotting as an underlying medical condition that may increase a person’s risk for severe illness with COVID-19. You should schedule your vaccine as soon as possible, and speak to your health provider about any questions or concerns you might have

The implementation of CDC’s guidance for the distribution and dispensing of vaccines is determined at the state level by local public health officials.  You can read the overall guidance from the CDC about the public health implementation of vaccinations nationwide here: CDC Vaccine Recommendations.

You can search for and review the response to COVID-19, including local vaccination plans, by individual state health departments here: State and Territorial Health Department Websites. Contact your local health department, or speak to your healthcare provider, about any questions you have about obtaining the COVID-19 vaccine in your local community.

Read more from the CDC below:

For more information specific to COVID-19 vaccination and the clotting community click here.

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