Vitamin D Supplementation in Influenza and COVID-19 Infections Comment on: "Evidence that Vitamin D Supplementation Could Reduce Risk of Influenza and COVID-19 Infections and Deaths" Nutrients 2020, 12(4), 988

Nutrients. 2020 Jun 1;12(6):1626. doi: 10.3390/nu12061626.


There is an ongoing debate on the use of vitamin D supplementation in reducing the risk of influenza and COVID-19 infections and deaths. A recently published article highlights a relationship between vitamin D supplementation and reduced risk of COVID-19 and influenza. This comment aims to discuss the evidence on the use of Vitamin D in people who are at risk of developing COVID-19, focusing on safety issues of the Vitamin D supplementation.

MeSH terms

  • Betacoronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Coronavirus Infections
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Humans
  • Influenza, Human*
  • Pandemics
  • Pneumonia, Viral
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Vitamin D


  • Vitamin D