We’ve put together a collection of links to COVID-19 information and advice for people with specific health conditions.
This is general advice only. Please speak to your doctor for individual advice and information in regards to your specific condition/s and medications.
We recommend working with your medical team to create a plan for preparing for COVID-19, and the steps you should take if you become COVID positive.
Advice for people who are immunocompromised
Being immunocompromised means your immune system does not protect you from infection as well as it should. You may be immunocompromised as a result of a condition you were born with or have developed since, or because of medications you take to treat a condition.
Fiona Stanley Hospital provides information on how to reduce your risk of getting COVID-19, and what to do if you have a positive COVID-19 test, for people who are immunocompromised.Vaccination advice for people who are severely immunocompromised
Arthritis and Osteoporosis WA - https://www.arthritiswa.org.au/?s=covid
Australian Rheumatology Association – https://rheumatology.org.au/For-Patients/COVID-Information
Royal Perth and Fiona Stanley Hospital Rheumatology Departments COVID Information - https://rph.health.wa.gov.au/Our-services/Rheumatology/COVID-19-information-for-people-who-are-immunocompromised
Cancer Australia, COVID-19 information for people affected by cancer - https://www.canceraustralia.gov.au/affected-cancer/information-about-cancer-and-covid-19/people-affected-cancer
Cancer Australia, Managing your cancer care if you test positive to COVID-19 - https://www.canceraustralia.gov.au/covid-19/covid-19-information-people-affected-cancer/managing-your-cancer-care-context-covid-19
Cancer Council WA - https://www.cancerwa.asn.au/patients/cancer-and-covid-19/
Carer Help - https://www.carerhelp.com.au/tabid/6001/Default.aspx
Dementia Australia - https://www.dementia.org.au/an-update-from-dementia-australia
Heart Foundation - https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/covid-19/covid-19-and-heart-disease-risks
Heart Research Institute - https://www.hri.org.au/health/your-health/lifestyle/covid-19-and-heart-health
Kidney Health Australia - https://kidney.org.au/covid-19-and-your-kidneys
Black Dog Institute - https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/about/news/#filters=covid-19
Palliative Care WA - https://palliativecarewa.asn.au/covid-19/
If you know of any WA or Australia-wide COVID-19 information for specific health conditions, please send us an email with the link and we’ll add it to this list – firstname.lastname@example.org
*Please note that Health Consumers’ Council is not affiliated with the above organisations or websites. We thank them for making this information available for consumers.