[NFBC-Info] Fwd: March 15th Vaccine Eligibility for People 16-64 with High Risk Medical Conditions & Disabilities

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> Subject: Fwd: March 15th Vaccine Eligibility for People 16-64 with High Risk Medical Conditions & Disabilities
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Vance Taylor <vance.taylor at caloes.ca.gov>
> Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2021 20:47:17 -0500 (EST)
> Subject: March 15th Vaccine Eligibility for People 16-64 with High
> Risk Medical Conditions & Disabilities
> To: cthurston74 at gmail.com
> An important update regarding COVID-19  All, On March 15, people with
> certain significant, high-risk medical conditions or disabilities will
> become eligible for vaccines statewide, to help save the lives of
> people who are at high-risk of death and severe complications from
> COVID-19. The national supply of the vaccine remains limited, so
> appointments for the estimated 4.4 million Californians with these
> conditions or disabilities will not immediately be available to all
> who are eligible. As supply increases throughout the spring, more
> appointments for vaccines will become available. People ages 16-64 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. These three criteria include people with a range of
> physical and behavioral disabilities. Examples include: all enrolled
> consumers of Regional Centers, Independent Living Centers, In Home
> Supportive Services, Community Based Adult Services/Adult Day Health
> Centers, Medi-Cal HIV/AIDS Waiver, Medi-Cal Home and Community-Based
> Alternatives Waiver, Medi-Cal Assisted Living Waiver, Program of
> All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, California Children’s Services
> Program (if the child is 16-21 years old), and California Genetically
> Handicapped Persons Program. Information about this important change
> is now posted on COVID19.CA.GOV’s vaccine page -
> https://covid19.ca.gov/vaccines/. This includes an overview of who’s
> eligible on 3/15 and how to seek a vaccine appointment, plus links to:
> CDPH updated Provider Bulletin
> https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Provider-Bulletin-2-12-21.aspx
> Fact Sheet for Public
> https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/vaccine-high-risk-factsheet.aspx
> Coming soon: Links to other Departments’ guidance will be added on
> rolling basis to CDPH guidance pages – for example, DDS guidance:
> https://www.dds.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/DDSDirective_ContactingConsumers_VaccineEligibility_03092021.pdf
>  To protect confidentiality, verification documentation of the
> diagnosis or type of disability is not required, but instead anyone
> meeting the eligibility requirements will be asked to sign a
> self-attestation that they meet the criteria for high-risk medical
> conditions or disabilities.   Please share this information with your
> networks.   Thank you for the continued partnership! -Vance
> ------------------------------------------- L. Vance Taylor Chief,
> Office of Access and Functional Needs California Governor’s Office of
> Emergency Services   3650 Schriever Avenue Mather, CA 95655
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