To inform national efforts in response to COVID-19, HIQA develops evidence summaries and syntheses to answer specific policy questions and topics posed by the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET).
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Extremely medically vulnerable groups with respect to COVID-19
Advice to NPHET
Policy topic and advice provided to NPHET on 05 November 2020
This evidence synthesis was used to inform advice provided to NPHET to address the following policy topic:
- Based on the available international evidence, is the current definition of what constitutes “extremely medically vulnerable” (that is, those who were previously asked to cocoon) in relation to COVID-19 appropriate?