Who Can Get Vaccinated NOW

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VOICE & VIEWPOINT NEWSWIRE

Currently, the County of San Diego is now vaccinating people who live or work in San Diego County and are part of one of the following groups:

  • Phase 1A 
    • Healthcare workers and LTC residents
  • Phase 1B
    • Food/Agriculture, Education/Childcare, and Emergency Services
    • Ages 65+
  • Phase C 
    • Ages 16-64 at the very highest risk for morbidity and mortality from COVID-19 

 

Phase C Categories:

Category 1: Those with the following high-risk medical conditions and disabilities (must have one or more):

  • Cancer, current with weakened immune system­­
  • Chronic kidney disease, stage 4 or above
  • Chronic pulmonary disease, oxygen dependent
  • Down syndrome
  • Solid organ transplant, leading to a weakened immune system
  • Pregnancy
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
  • Severe obesity (Body Mass Index ≥ 40 kg/m2)
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus with hemoglobin A1c level greater than 7.5% 

Category 2: If, as a result of one or more of the following developmental or other significant, high-risk disability:

  • A COVID-19 infection is likely to result in severe life-threatening illness or death; OR
  • Acquiring COVID-19 will limit the individual’s ability to receive ongoing care or services vital to their well-being and survival; OR
  • Providing adequate and timely COVID care will be particularly challenging as a result of the individual’s disability.

Category 3: Additional eligible medical conditions:

  • Asthma (moderate-to-severe)
  • Cerebrovascular disease (affects blood vessels and blood supply to the brain)
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Hypertension or high blood pressure
  • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, or use of other immune weakening medicines
  • Neurologic conditions, such as dementia
  • Liver disease
  • Overweight (BMI > 25 kg/m2, but < 30 kg/m2)
  • Obese (BMI > 30 kg/m2, but < 40 kg/m2)
  • Pulmonary fibrosis (having damaged or scarred lung tissues)
  • Thalassemia (a type of blood disorder)
  • Type 1 diabetes mellitus

 

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