Vaccine Qualifications

***Starting March 24th All Adults 16 y.o. and Older Qualify***

Vaccines now available for:

  • Healthcare workers

  • Long-term care facility staff and residents

  • First responders

  • Ages 50 and older

  • K-12 teachers and school staff

  • Ages 16 and older with certain underlying medical conditions:

    • Asplenia including splenectomy or a spleen dysfunction

    • Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or higher

    • Chronic heart disease (not hypertension) including chronic heart failure, ischaemic heart disease, and severe valve or congenital heart disease

    • Chronic kidney disease

    • Chronic liver disease including chronic hepatitis B or C, alcohol-related liver disease, primary biliary cirrhosis, or primary sclerosing cholangitis or hemochromatosis

    • Cancer diagnosed within the last 5 years that began in the blood, bone marrow, or cells in the immune system. This type of cancer is called hematologic cancer (such as leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma). 

    • Cancer diagnosed within the last 1 year that didn’t begin in the blood or bone marrow. This type of cancer is called non-hematologic cancer (excluding basal and squamous cell cancer diagnoses).

    • Diabetes (Type I or Type II)

    • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from blood, bone marrow, or organ transplant; HIV; long-term use of corticosteroids; or other medicines that weaken the immune system

    • Neurologic conditions that impair respiratory function, including cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, epilepsy, motor neuron disease, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, Parkinson’s disease, progressive cerebellar disease, and quadriplegia or hemiplegia 

    • Receiving dialysis for severe kidney disease

    • Receiving immunosuppression therapy

    • Sickle cell disease

    • Severe chronic respiratory disease (other than asthma) including severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, fibrosing lung disease, bronchiectasis, or cystic fibrosis

    • Solid organ transplant recipient

    • Stroke and dementia (Alzheimer’s, vascular, or frontotemporal)