Expanding Vaccine Coverage

Dr. Stack says the lists are broken down as conditions that are at increased risk of severe COVID illness such as cancer, heart disease, and obesity and conditions that might cause severe illness.“We are now expanding the medical eligibility to include both of those lists. For example, type 2 diabetes is included in the proven list and type 1 is included in the might list. All of those conditions are now eligible for vaccination,” Dr. Stack said.This includes conditions like high blood pressure that effects nearly 41% of Kentucky adults, asthma, which is found in 9.5%, and type 1 diabetes, which just over 13% of Kentucky adults suffer from.

Source: MG News

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