COVID-19

The information in this section is intended to help you and all members of our PF community remain informed, supported and connected during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Many in our Pulmonary Fibrosis Community have been asking questions about the COVID-19 vaccines now arriving in Canada. We’ve consulted with members of our Medical Advisory Board, and have the following update below. We’ll keep you posted on any developments as we become aware of them. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or check back here, for updates.

December 20, 2020

Patients with lung fibrosis are accustomed to doing what we know prevents infection: they wear masks, perform hand hygiene, and avoid crowds. Sadly, if patients with lung fibrosis get the disease caused by CoVid-19, they have a higher risk of severe illness or death.  Patients with pulmonary fibrosis are considered members of a higher risk group.

From what we know so far, the vaccines against CoVid-19 are well tolerated and safe.  None of the currently available products are “live vaccines.” They are based on using parts of the virus, such as components of the surface or the interior makeup of the virus (the so-called messenger RNA vaccines). Therefore, they can be considered for use by those with a compromised immune system.

For specific questions and concerns about the CoVid-19 vaccines, patients with lung fibrosis should speak to their physicians.


Use the headings on the left side of the screen to select:

Webinars:

  • Managing PF during COVID-19: What patients need to know and how to cope. May 11, 2020
  • Managing PF during COVID-19. April 21, 2020

Videos:

  • Eating well when living with PF during COVID -19
  • Coping with isolation and anxiety when living with PF during COVID-19
  • Working out at home during COVID-19

Helpful Links: To other reliable  COVID information resources

CPFF Messages: CPFF messages about COVID-19 and how CPFF is helping the PF community stay informed, supported and connected during the pandemic