Californians 16-64 With Severe Health Conditions Can Get Vaccine In March

California state health officials announced that starting March 15, COVID-19 vaccines can be given to those 16 or older who have medical conditions or developmental disabilities making them susceptible to severe illness or death from the virus.

A bulletin sent by the California Department of Public Health on Friday stated that vaccinations can be given to people between the ages of 16 and 64 who suffers from:

  • cancer
  • chronic kidney disease
  • chronic pulmonary disease
  • down syndrome
  • weakened immune system from solid organ transplant
  • pregnancy
  • sickle cell disease
  • heart conditions
  • severe obesity
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Developmental or other severe high-risk disability” that leaves the person susceptible to serious illness or death from COVID; if acquiring COVID will limit the person’s ability to receive necessary ongoing care or services; or if the disability would hamper the person’s ability to be treated for COVID.

Unfortunately, the state's announcement comes as San Diego County finds itself running short on supply of the vaccine. San Diego officials report that a shipment has been delayed causing the County to pause some appointments and reduce the number of days certain locations are open - including the Petco Park, who now will be closed on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.

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