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Coronavirus: Vaccination

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 172025, tabled on 19 March 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason people with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME) are being offered the covid-19 vaccine in some areas of the country and not in others.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

1 April 2021

To date, chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) has not been identified as a condition that makes an individual clinically extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 or would place an individual at increased clinical risk. It is likely that some people with CFS/ME are being offered vaccines because they are eligible through other means such as their age or they have other underlying health issues that would it put them at increased clinical risk.

Answered by

Department of Health and Social Care
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