Vermont just lately expanded its coronavirus vaccine eligibility to residents who’re 16 years of age or older who’ve underlying well being situations that would put them extra in danger for extreme sickness ought to they contract COVID-19.
“People 16 years and older with sure high-risk well being situations can begin making appointments,” state well being officers stated.
High-risk situations embrace COPD, persistent kidney illness, coronary heart ailments, sickle cell illness, immunocompromised sufferers, folks with extreme weight problems, Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, and past. A full checklist of situations that the state considers to be excessive threat might be discovered right here.
Vaccine eligibility for these 16 years of age or older who’ve underlying well being situations got here ahead of anticipated, in keeping with an area newspaper, as fewer folks than anticipated within the 55 and older age group signed up for a vaccine, in keeping with Vermont Gov. Phil Scott.
Those eligible in Vermont can be taught extra about learn how to make a vaccine appointment right here.
The information comes after Alaska earlier this week turned the primary state to permit anybody 16 or older who lives or works within the state to get a vaccine, dropping earlier eligibility necessities for the coveted jab.