Folks beneath 65 with Kind 2 diabetes, extreme weight problems or different situations can get Covid pictures beginning March 15


Frozen vials of the Covid-19 vaccine will be thawed for use in San Francisco. AP photo.

People under 65 years of age with serious health problems such as type 2 diabetes or severe obesity can get a Covid vaccination from March 15, the Ministry of Health announced today (February 12).

The serious health conditions on the state’s list are:

• severe obesity;
• Type 2 diabetes with hemoglobin A1c greater than 7.5%;
• cancer;
• Chronic kidney disease stage 4 or higher;
• Down syndrom;
• weakened immune system due to an organ transplant;
• pregnancy;
• Sickle cell anemia;
• Heart conditions.

The change adds another 4 to 6 million people to the list of people eligible for a coronavirus vaccine.

California was plagued by vaccine shortages, and State Health Director Dr. Mark Ghaly admitted he’s not sure how long it will be before the federal supply of shots meets demand. – From the Associated Press