Can I get a COVID-19 vaccine if I have an existing health condition?

By Mayo Clinic Staff

July 1, 2022

Key takeaways


Yes, COVID-19 vaccines are safe for people who have existing health conditions, including conditions that increase the risk of severe illness with COVID-19.

People who have a moderately or severely weakened immune system should get an additional primary shot and a booster shot.

More about getting a COVID-19 vaccine if you have an existing health condition