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Your life circumstances, including pre-existing conditions and other factors, can mean you should take extra care to protect yourself against COVID-19.
Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions, like heart or lung disease or diabetes, are at higher risk for becoming infected with COVID-19 and developing more serious complications.
Please consult a health care provider to learn about additional steps you can take to remain as safe as possible if you or a loved one is at an increased risk.
Some people are more likely than others to become severely ill.
Certain conditions and treatments can cause a person to be immunocompromised or have a weakened immune system.
Factors that mean you might need to take extra precautions against COVID-19 include your individual situation and where you live — among others.