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Are people with disabilities at higher risk?

Adults with disabilities are more likely to have an underlying medical condition that may put them at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 including, but not limited to, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, cancer, high blood pressure, and obesity. In addition, having a disability may make it harder to practice social distancing, wear a mask, and practice hand hygiene.

For more information, see People with Disabilities and People who May Need Extra Precautions.

Last updated December 12, 2020
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Preventionlinks to external site

See also: Underlying conditions