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COVID-19: Advice for People at High Risk

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COVID-19 causes a mild illness in many people who have it. But certain things may increase your risk for more serious illness. These include:

This is not a complete list. If you have a chronic health problem, ask your doctor if you should take extra precautions.

If you are pregnant, you and your baby may be at risk for pregnancy problems, such as preterm birth. And you are at higher risk for serious illness if you get COVID-19.

Credits for COVID-19: Advice for People at High Risk

Current as of: February 19, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Heather Quinn MD - Family Medicine
Lesley Ryan MD - Family Medicine

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