WEDNESDAY, Sept. 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Adults with autism, intellectual disabilities or mental health disorders are at increased risk for COVID-19 and severe illness, researchers report.
By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter
“These high-risk populations should be recognized by clinicians, and these groups should be prioritized for vaccine outreach and education,” study co-author Whitney Schott, a research scientist at Drexel University’s Autism Institute, said in a school news release.
The researchers analyzed Medicaid data to assess COVID-19 risk factors among adults ages 20-64 with autism, intellectual disabilities and mental health disorders, as well as a control group of adults without those conditions.
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