Latest news on COVID 19 and PID
IPOPI is committed to monitor closely the COVID 19 pandemic and to share evidence-based and expert validated information to the global primary immunodeficiency (PID) patients community and to our stakeholders.
The situation is evolving rapidly all over the world with new restrictions being imposed in an increasing number of countries. Our priority is the safety of all PID patients and the safety of supply of their life-saving treatments both during and after the COVID 19 pandemic. IPOPI has been engaging on several fronts to fast track the publication of statements, answer frequently asked questions and participate in international efforts to collect data on COVID 19 in PIDs.
This page aggregates all of IPOPI’s efforts and selected external statements.
IPOPI calls on authorities to ensure appropriate supply of immunoglobulins
IPOPI just published an Open Letter calling international, regional and national authorities to ensuring sufficient blood and plasma supply during and after the COVID-19 outbreak.
IPOPI commits to publish and update its statements as the situation evolves. Please always refer to the latest statement which contains up to date recommendations.
- 11 March, Joint statement, 1st Update:
IPOPI published a Joint Statement together with ESID, INGID, APSID, ARAPID, ASID, CIS, LASID and SEAPID on the COVID-19 epidemics.
The Statement covers general and PID specific precautions and advises monitoring of the regional public advices.
Read the Joint Statement:
- 12 February, IPOPI Statement
Global Survey on COVID-19 and PIDs (for physicians)
IPOPI is participating in the launch of a global survey on COVID-19 and PIDs, working jointly with International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS) and other medical societies.
The survey is now entering phase 2 – please help us by sharing it with national medical advisers and all national doctors who you know are managing PID patients in your country:
In please find external helpful resources and updated information on the COVID-19 outbreak.
- The Plasma Protein Therapeutic Association (PPTA) has issued statements and information regarding the safety and supply of plasma derived medicinal products including immunoglobulins.
- The World Health Organisation (WHO) regularly publishes updates and new recommendations
WHO Newsroom // Detailed Q&As
- The European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC) regularly posts updates and offers a COVID-19 dedicated webpage
- The US CDC also offers resources and information
COVIBOOK – COVID 19 explained to children (in 17 languages)