The health conditions outlined by the state for vaccine eligibility include:
- Cancer, current with debilitated or immunocompromised state
- Chronic kidney disease, stage 4 or above
- Chronic pulmonary disease, oxygen dependent
- Down syndrome
- Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
- Sickle cell disease
- Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies (excludes hypertension)
- Severe obesity (Body Mass Index over 40 kg/m2)
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus with hemoglobin A1c level greater than 7.5%
Also, according to the state, people with developmental or other high-risk disabilities can get vaccinated if:
“They’re likely to develop severe life-threatening illness or death from COVID-19 infection. Getting COVID-19 will limit the person’s ability to receive ongoing care or services vital to their well-being and survival. Getting adequate and timely COVID-19 care will be particularly challenging as a result of the individual’s disability.
The state’s bulletin says the list of eligible conditions is subject to change.
Between 4 to 6 million Californians will be eligible to get the vaccine under these categories, Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly said in a media briefing.
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