List: Who can get vaccinated in San Diego County starting Monday

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SAN DIEGO — New groups of San Diegans become eligible for the coronavirus vaccine on Monday.

Beginning March 15, vaccines will be made available to anyone 16 years and older with certain health conditions, disabilities, illness, living spaces or work environments that put them at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19.

You must live or work in San Diego County to make an appointment for the no-cost vaccine.

The county lists the groups that will soon be eligible on its COVID-19 Vaccine Phases webpage:

People 16-64 years old can be eligible if they are deemed to be at the very highest risk to get very sick from COVID-19 EITHER because they have one or more of the following severe health conditions:

  • 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 (but not hypertension)
  • Severe obesity (Body Mass Index ≥ 40 kg/m2)
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus with hemoglobin A1c level greater than 7.5%

OR if, as a result of a developmental or other significant, high-risk disability, one or more of the following criteria applies:

  • 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.
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
Additional Eligible Groups
  • Congregate residential settings, such as an incarceratio­n/detention facilities, homeless shelters, or behavioral health facilities
    • Includes people experiencing homelessness who may transition into congregate settings at short notice­­­
  • Public transit workers, including airport workers for commercial airlines (but not private airplanes)

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