We strongly recommend all CF patients receive the vaccine to protect themselves and others from infection. Vaccination against the COVID-19 virus has been shown in large scale trials to protect you from getting sick, being hospitalized or dying after infection with this virus. People with CF are vulnerable because they have underlying lung disease as well as some of the risk factors associated with worse health outcomes such as diabetes. Studies have shown that people with CF who have received a transplant are at increased risk of being admitted to the hospital, requiring oxygen and even dying after infection with COVID-19.

An excellent resource for reliable and up-to-date information about COVID-19 vaccines and more is This Is Our Shot. This website has detailed information about vaccines and vaccine health and safety, how vaccines were developed, and much more. There are many myths surrounding COVID-19 vaccinations and you will find experts providing accurate and detailed information on many common myths surrounding vaccines in their myth-busting video series.

Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions. You can reach us through our General Inquiry & Clinic Bookings by telephone at 416-864-5409 or via email at cfclinicbookings@smh.ca.