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Starting March 15, Georgians who are 55 and older and Georgians who have serious health conditions will be eligible to receive their vaccines.

 

These are the health conditions provided by the governor’s office:

  • Asthma (moderate to severe)
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Heart conditions
  • Immunocompromised state
  • Liver disease
  • Neurologic conditions (Dementia, ALS, Parkinson’s)
  • Overweight and obesity (BMI > 25 kg)
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Thalassemia

Here are all of the groups of people eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Georgia as of March 8.

  • Healthcare workers (physicians, nurses, lab techs, EMS)
  • Law enforcement
  • Fire Personnel
  • First Responders
  • Individuals aged 65+ and their caregivers (people who help people in need of assistance with everyday tasks.)
  • Educators and staff (Pre-K, K-13, DECAL licensed or exempt childcare programs)
  • Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their caregivers
  • Parents of children with complex medical conditions

These are the new groups that will be eligible on March 15

  • People 55+
  • People with serious health conditions: Asthma, cancer, cerebrovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, COPD, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, hypertension, heart conditions, immunocompromised state, liver disease, neurologic conditions (Dementia, ALS, Parkinson’s), overweight and obesity (BMI > 25 kg), pulmonary fibrosis, Sickle Cell disease, thalassemia

People who do not qualify yet are still encouraged to register at the state-run vaccine website, MyVaccineGeorgia.com, to get information on when they might be eligible.

Source: WSB

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