COVID-19 — Managing life with mito during the pandemic

COVID-19 is very much a part of our world. It is challenging for everyone but even more so for living with mitochondrial disease. We’re here to help. Check this page regularly for tools and resources to help you make decisions related to health and the pandemic.

NEW! Letter to the Federal Minister of Health | Earlier Access to Second Doses of COVID-19

MitoCanada joined multiple Canadian health charities in issuing a letter to the Federal Minister of Health, urging provincial governments to shorten the interval between COVID-19 vaccine doses for those living with pre-existing health conditions.

Read the Statement

COVID-19 Vaccines | Addressing Patient and Caregiver Concerns

This webinar, presented by Dr. Anne Pham-Huy, addresses patient and caregiver concerns about COVID-19 vaccines, misinformation and/or vaccine hesitancy.


International Mito COVID-19 Study

To understand the response to, and improve treatment of, COVID-19 for those with mitochondrial disease is critical. The Highly Specialised Service for Rare Mito. Disorders in London is creating a database of mito patients who contract COVID-19.


COVID-19 Vaccines Update | Webinar

Watch the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) recent webinar on COVID-19 vaccines with the rare disease community .


COVID-19 Webcast

We all have questions about how we live safely with mitochondrial disease and COVID-19. Learn what clinicians Drs. Aneal Khan and Mark Tarnopolsky recommend for families and caregivers. 


COVID-19 and Mitochondrial Disease FAQs

MitoCanada wants you to have the answers to the most frequently asked questions about COVID-19 and how it affects those living with mitochondrial disease. Have a look at our responses to questions about patient risks, prevention and patient care.  


COVID-19 Patient and Caregiver Checklist

Quickly and easily accessing the information you need can help relieve fear and uncertainty. MitoCanada has put together a one-page checklist of recommendations to help protect your health during the COVID-19 pandemic.


 COVID-19 Testing Information

Worried you might have COVID-19? Check out the province-by-province breakdown of assessment tools, test information and who to call if you think you might have COVID-19.


COVID-19 Health Precautions

Special considerations need to be made for those taking immune-suppressing medications and living with neurological disorders when at home, school and work. MitoCanada has summarized important points to consider in a one-page guide.