Coronavirus information for people with pulmonary fibrosis

Here you can find all you need to know about the virus and ways to support yourself and your loved ones whilst in self isolation. We’re a community. We’re in this together.

The latest advice (7 March 2023)

The government has announced that a spring booster vaccine for coronavirus (COVID-19) will be offered to the most vulnerable. The vaccine will be offered to:

  • adults aged 75 and over
  • residents in a care home for older adults
  • people aged 5 years and older who are immunosuppressed (have a weak immune system)

If you are eligible for the spring booster vaccine, you will be contacted. It will be available until 30 June 2023.

On this date, the offer of a first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine will also stop. This means that if you have not yet had a first or second dose of the vaccine, you have until 30 June 2023 to come forward to receive one.

Read more about the spring booster programme and available vaccines in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Although shielding has been paused, the government is advising clinically extremely vulnerable people to continue to take extra precautions to protect themselves. This includes people with pulmonary fibrosis. Read more about the guidance for clinically extremely vulnerable people in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

People are advised to:

  • meet outside if possible
  • make sure and indoor space where you meet is well ventilated
  • consider whether the people you will meet have been vaccinated
  • work from home, where possible
  • wash your hands regularly and avoid touching your face.