Why is it that not all asthma sufferers are considered vulnerable?

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Dr Tanya Melillo, Consultant in Public Health in the Department of Infectious Diseases said that only those who have received hospital treatment over the past six months, has been administered steroids or has had recourse to a nebuliser can be considered as vulnerable to Covid-19. 

Speaking to Newsbook Q&A, Melillo said that those who suffered from infantile asthma or who use an inhaler for hay fever and breathlessness are not classified as vulnerable. It is those who need inhalers daily and who end up hospitalised who are classified as vulnerable. 

Dr Melillo said that those who suffer from rare conditions should request their consultant to send an email on covid19.vulnerable@gov.mt

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