COVID-19 advice for IBD patients
IBD patients are in a group of patients classified as immunocompromised and therefore may be at higher risk from the COVID-19 virus.
There is a wealth of information available about the challenges of living with IBD and the risks of COVID-19. The official NZ Government COVID-19 advice can be found here:
Crohn’s and Colitis NZ have also developed a useful resource which can be found here:
The New Zealand Society of Gastroenterology issued an official statement in 2021 on the use of IBD medications in conjunction with COVID-19 immunisations - https://nzsg.org.nz/news-and-events/article/9274
If you have any further questions about COVID-19 and your IBD please reach out to your healthcare team.