Can I get the vaccine if I am immunocompromised?

People living with HIV, other immunocompromising conditions, or who take immunosuppressive medications or therapies might be at increased risk for severe COVID-19. There is currently not enough data to establish vaccine safety and efficacy in these groups.  People with stable HIV infection were included in phase 2/3 clinical trials, though data specific to this group are not yet available. 

Immunocompromised individuals may still receive the COVID-19 vaccine if they have no contraindications. However, they should have a conversation with their health care provider about the  unknown vaccine safety profile and effectiveness in immunocompromised populations, as well as the potential for reduced immune responses and the need to continue to follow all current guidance to protect themselves against COVID-19.

Because the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are mRNA vaccines, they do not contain live virus and cannot give you COVID-19.

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