Can I wait for a COVID-19 vaccine if I am young with a low risk?
Even if the average risk is low for your age, some young people have died from COVID-19.
If your history includes a low CD4 count, this might makes your risk from COVID-19 much higher. If you have been offered a vaccine, this is because you have a real risk from COVID-19.
Also, and really the main reason, is that a vaccine will protect other people who you see and live with. Having a vaccine is part of a wider community response.
This is one of more than 65 questions about COVID vaccines. It was produced by and for people living with HIV.
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