Nebraska lists medical conditions that will qualify for COVID-19 vaccinations in Phase 1B
State’s allotted doses expected to increase by almost 10,000 this week
LINCOLN, Neb. (WOWT) - Nebraska’s Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday listed the high-risk medical conditions that will qualify those ages 18-65 for a COVID-19 vaccine during Phase 1B of distribution.
The conditions listed include:
- Cancer (Currently have Cancer)
- Cerebrovascular Disease affecting Blood Vessels
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- Chronic Liver Disease
- COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Chronic Lung Disease
- Diabetes Type 1
- Diabetes Type 2
- Down Syndrome
- Heart Conditions such as Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease or Cardiomyopathies
- High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
- Neurologic Conditions (such as Dementia)
- Pulmonary Fibrosis
- Sickle Cell Disease
- Thalassemia (a Type of Blood Disorder)
- Weakened Immune System due to Solid Organ Transplant (Kidney, Liver, Pancreas, Heart, or Lung)
- Weakened Immune System from Blood or Bone Marrow Transplant, HIV, using Steroid or Other Medications
The state also announced it will be getting 21% more COVID-19 vaccination doses this week to help boost distribution statewide. The additional 9,550 doses will bring this week’s expected vaccine delivery total to 55,950, up from 46,400 a week ago.
The state’s 19 local health districts are finishing up the first phase of the campaign, prioritizing healthcare workers and residents of long-term care facilities, and are working to vaccinate those ages 65 and older as well as some essential workers.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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