Oakland County, Michigan/COVID-19/Residents/Prepare & Prevent/People with Certain Medical Conditions

People with Certain Medical Conditions

All Oakland County residents aged 12 and older can receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Community vaccine clinic locations and appointment times may be found on the Oakland County Vaccine Hub. You can also call 800-848-5533, Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5pm for more assistance. COVID-19 vaccinations are provided at no cost.

COVID-19 vaccines may be administered to most people with underlying medical conditions. Vaccine Information for People with Certain Medical Conditions can be found here.

People with Underlying Medical Conditions at Increased Risk from COVID-19

Adults of any age with certain underlying medical conditions are at increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccines are recommended for and can be administered to most people with underlying medical conditions.

CDC’s list of high-risk medical conditions that put people at increased risk for severe COVID-19-associated illness is updated routinely as new data become available.

People with Cancer

Having cancer can make you more likely to get severely ill from COVID-19. Treatments for many types of cancer can weaken your body’s ability to fight off disease. At this time, based on available studies, having a history of cancer may increase your risk of COVID-19.

More information on what people with Cancer should know about COVID-19.

People with Disabilities

People living with disabilities are not naturally at a higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19. However, people living with disabilities who also have underlying health conditions or are over the age of 65 may be at risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Some people living with disabilities may also have:

  • Limited mobility or rely on others for care and cannot maintain social distancing when interacting with others.
  • Trouble understanding information or practicing preventive measures, such as hand washing and social distancing.
  • Inability to communicate symptoms.

If you are an older adult or have serious underlying medical conditions, you might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

More information on what people with Disabilities should know about COVID-19.

Information on COVID-19 Vaccines for People with Disabilities

It is important that people with disabilities get the COVID-19 vaccine. Everyone 12 years of age and older is now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccination. Get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you can. Widespread vaccination is a critical tool to help stop the pandemic.

More information on what people with disabilities and caregivers should know about COVID-19 vaccines.

People with HIV / AIDS

Having HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) can make you more likely to get severely ill from COVID-19.

More information on what people with HIV / AIDS should know about COVID-19.