COVID Vaccine Update from Helen

Dear all saints,
Starting on Monday, March 15, the State of California states: “Healthcare providers may use their clinical judgement to vaccinate individuals age 16-64 who are deemed to be at the very highest risk for morbidity and mortality from COVID-19 as a direct result of one or more of the following severe health conditions, and individuals in specified settings are eligible to be vaccinated due to increased risk, as specified in this provider bulletin:
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 ≥ 40 kg/m2)
Type 2 diabetes mellitus with hemoglobin A1c level greater than 7.5%
If as a result of a developmental or other severe high-risk disability one or more of the following applies:
The individual is likely to develop severe life-threatening illness or death from COVID-19 infection
Hope this helps. Have a wonderful week!