COVID-19 Vaccine Client Eligibility Update

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Next month, California will be expanding the list of people eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, allowing for those with disabilities and other health factors to participate.

Beginning March 15, healthcare providers may use their clinical judgment 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:

  • 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
  • Pregnancy
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies (excludes hypertension)
  • Severe obesity (Body Mass Index 2 is greater or equal to 40 kg/m2)
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus with hemoglobin Al c level greater than 7.5%

OR

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
  • Acquiring COVID-19 will limit the individual’s ability to receive ongoing care or services vital to their well-being and survival
  • Providing adequate and timely COVID care will be particularly challenging as a result of the individual’s disability.

 

If you have questions about vaccine eligibility or other COVID-19 related questions, please contact your Service Coordinator or email community@inlandrc.org.


Visit our Coronavirus page for more information and resources.  Find upcoming PPE distribution and other related events on the IRC Calendar.

 

 

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Inland Regional Center's Community Engagement Unit can be reached at community@inlandrc.org

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