DMD and the COVID-19 pandemic

There is a lot of worry and confusion throughout our Duchenne community about the risks of coronavirus (COVID-19) for people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

We’re running a series of webinars during the pandemic to help families understand the latest updates on COVID-19 as well as give guidance on DMD care and support, and share our latest research.

For the latest news on COVID-19 with relevant information for DMD, visit the World Duchenne COVID-19 Newsfeed.

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Duchenne UK community webinar series

We ran a series of webinars during the 2020 pandemic. These addressed the concerns that families had about COVID-19, as well as providing updates on DMD research, our projects, and information about caring for your child during the lockdown. You can watch the webinar recordings below.

Latest COVID-19 guidance

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Everyone aged 5 and over with DMD eligible for vaccination

The JCVI has confirmed that people aged 5 and over with muscular dystrophy, or who receive high to moderate doses of corticosteroids, are eligible for vaccination against COVID. This includes children aged 5 and over whom they live with.

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Latest statement by neuromuscular clinicians: COVID vaccines are safe

Neuromuscular experts have confirmed that the COVID-19 vaccines are safe, and are encouraging people over the age of 16 with DMD to take it as soon as possible.

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NICE COVID-19 rapid guideline: critical care

Duchenne UK wrote to NICE to express our concerns about publication of the NICE COVID-19 rapid guideline critical care. We are pleased to say that NICE has now updated the guidelines.

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Find out how to get the right educational support for your child

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Prepare for emergencies

Read our guide to preparing for emergencies when your child has DMD

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Parent Information Days

Attend our free Parent Information Day and meet others in the community

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