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Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health

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Down syndrome and COVID-19

Having Down syndrome increases your risk of severe illness from COVID-19.

Actions to take

  • Have a conversation with your healthcare provider or care team to discuss your individual level of risk based on your condition, medical history, your treatment, and the level of transmission in your community

  • Do not stop taking your medicines or alter your treatment plan without talking to your healthcare provider.

  • Make sure that you have at least a 30-day supply of your medicines.

  • Do not delay life-saving treatment or emergency care.

  • Call your healthcare provider or care team if you have concerns about your condition, your treatment, think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, have any new signs or symptoms of illness or any other questions.

Learn more about down syndrome

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