People with Moderate to Severe Asthma

People with Moderate to Severe Asthma

This article explains what preventive measures the people with asthma should take so they can avoid contagious of coronavirus due to the fact that they are a population at risk.

“Page last reviewed: April 2, 2020″


Risk of Severe Illness from COVID-19

People with moderate to severe asthma may be at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19.  COVID-19 can affect your respiratory tract (nose, throat, lungs), cause an asthma attack, and possibly lead to pneumonia and acute respiratory disease.


There is currently no specific treatment for or vaccine to prevent COVID-19.  The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.

Prepare for COVID-19

Follow your Asthma Action Plan

Clean and disinfect things you or your family touch frequently

If you have symptoms

Contact your health care provider to ask about your symptoms.

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