County opens vaccines to those 16-69 with certain conditions

The county has opened COVID-19 vaccination appointments to everyone in Phase 1b beginning Feb. 19.

That includes:

  • Everyone over the age of 70
  • Individuals 16-69 with qualifying health conditions.
  • American Indians and other people of color who may be at elevated risk for COVID-19 complications

“No doctor’s note or other proof of medical condition is required. That would quickly overwhelm doctors’ offices,” according to CCHD.

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Phase 1B qualifying medical conditions are:

  • Cancer
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Down syndrome
  • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathy
  • Immuno-compromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
  • Severe obesity (BMI ≥ 40 kg/m2)
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Type 1 and 2 diabetes
  • On a case-by-case basis, medical providers may include individuals with other conditions that place them at elevated risk for COVID-19-related complications

Slots are still available for appointments over the next two weeks.

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On Feb. 18, the county opened slots for 3,300 appointments since the county got a larger allotment of the vaccine and throughout the day expanded the eligibility for those appointments since slots were still available.

Use the online portal to schedule vaccination appointments.