COVID-19 Information for people with health conditions

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.

The Australian Government, Department of Health and Aged Care provides ATAGI recommendations on the use of a third primary dose of COVID-19 vaccine in individuals who are severely immunocompromised here.

Royal Perth and Fiona Stanley Hospital provide COVID-19 information for people who are immunocompromised, including information on vaccinations, reducing risks of COVID for yourself and your family, how to safely participate in social events, and what to do if you have a positive COVID-19 test.

Vaccination advice for people who are severely immunocompromised

 

Arthritis and other rheumatic diseases
Cancer
Carers
Dementia
Heart Disease
Kidney Disease
Mental Health
Palliative Care

 

 

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 – info@hconc.org.au

 

*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.