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Specific Groups of People
Updated Apr. 20, 2021
Vaccine Information for different groups of people.
At Increased Risk for Severe Illness
Some people are more likely than others to become severely ill.
Severe illness means that a person with COVID-19 may need: hospitalization, intensive care, a ventilator to help them breathe or they may even die.
People at increased risk, and those who live or visit with them, need to take precautions to protect themselves from getting COVID-19.
Older Adults
People with Medical Conditions
Pregnant and Recently Pregnant People
Families & Children
Alcohol, Drugs, & Substance Abuse Disorder
People with alcohol, drugs or substance use disorders
Breastfeeding & Caring for Newborns
People with disabilities
Developmental & Behavioral Disorders
Caregivers of people with developmental disabilities
Racial & Ethnic Minority Groups
Prisons & Jails
People living in prisons and jails
Refugee Populations
Risk by Age Group
Risk for COVID-19 Infection, Hospitalization, and Death
Rate Ratios
Risk by Race/Ethnicity
Risk for COVID-19 Infection, Hospitalization, and Death
Rate Ratios
Protect yourself and your community by getting your COVID-19 vaccine and wearing a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.
Communication Toolkit – For Migrants, Refugees, and Other Limited-English-Proficient Populations.
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What You Can do if You Are at a Higher Risk [744 KB, 1 page]
Learn what you can do to protect yourself.
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