Dialog Box


CHD and COVID-19

What is COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

COVID-19 is a virus that can affect your respiratory system (nose, throat, lungs) and heart. It can lead to new or increased heart arrhythmias, pneumonia and acute respiratory disease. Please refer to the Department of Health for up-to-date information.

Are people with CHD at an increased risk?

Anyone can develop serious or severe illness from COVID-19, but those with chronic health conditions or weakened immune systems are at greater risk.

Based on experience with other viral illnesses, patients with lung and heart disease (including congenital and childhood-onset heart disease) are at increased risk of becoming sick if infected with COVID-19.

Should people impacted by CHD get the COVID-19 vaccine?

COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for people with CoHD and their carers/families. For up-to-date information please refer to the Department of Health advice and the Immunisation Handbook. We would strongly recommend that before seeking a COVID-19 vaccination that you consult with your cardiologist.