People at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19 (updated 14 June 2022)

Some people are considered to be at higher risk of becoming seriously ill if they develop COVID-19. This includes many people affected by lymphoma.

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Am I at higher risk of becoming seriously ill if I get COVID-19?

Additional advice for people at higher risk


Am I at higher risk of becoming seriously ill if I get COVID-19?

People with certain types of cancer, like lymphoma, may be at higher risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19, despite vaccination.

Your individual risk will depend on the type of lymphoma you have, what treatment you are having or have had in the past, how long ago you were treated and any other medical conditions you have. Available evidence suggests the following groups of people may be at higher risk:

Your GP or specialist will be able to offer advice that is specific to you. 

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Additional advice for people at higher risk

Specific guidance is available for people who are at higher risk in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

If you, or someone you live with, continues to be at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19, you may find the following pages useful:

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