I have hypertension and diabetes. Should I sign up for the Covid-19 vaccine?

I have hypertension and diabetes. Should I sign up for the Covid-19 vaccine?

This is a very frequently asked question. Many lay people seem to believe that if one has pre-existing medical condition(s), such as hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, etc, then one is not suitable to get the Covid-19 vaccine.

This believe is inaccurate, and is in fact the reverse of what doctors have been advising. We have consistently been saying that people with pre-existing medical conditions, especially if they are above 60 years old, are at a higher risk of getting severe Covid if they should be unfortunate enough to be infected, and may end up in ICU or even death. As such, this group of people are especially likely to benefit from the Covid-19 vaccine.

Therefore, the logical thing to do is to get this group of people vaccinated as soon as possible, regardless of which type of vaccines one may be getting.

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