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
(Associated Press)
Published: Feb. 4, 2021 at 10:43 AM CST
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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:

  • Asthma
  • 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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