Individuals 16 years and older with certain medical conditions are the next group of people that will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting March 22nd. These individuals are considered to have a greater risk of severe infection from COVID-19. Individuals with the following medical conditions will be eligible:

∙ Asthma (moderate-to-severe)
∙ Cancer
∙ Cerebrovascular disease (affects blood vessels and blood supply to the brain)
∙ Chronic kidney disease
∙ COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) ∙ Cystic fibrosis
∙ Down syndrome
∙ Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
∙ Hypertension or high blood pressure ∙ Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant, blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies,
HIV, use of corticosteroids, or use of other immune-system-weakening medicines
∙ Liver disease
∙ Neurologic conditions, such as dementia ∙ Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30-39 kg/m2)
∙ Overweight (BMI of 25-29 kg/m2)
∙ Pregnancy
∙ Pulmonary fibrosis (having damaged or scarred lung tissues)
∙ Severe Obesity (BMI 40 kg/m2 or more) ∙ Sickle cell disease
∙ Type 1 or 2 diabetes mellitus
∙ Thalassemia (a type of blood disorder)

For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine, and when it will be available for you, contact your local health department.

Trempealeau County Health Department : 715-538-2311

Jackson County Health Department : 715-284-4301

Monroe County Health Department : 608-269-8666

Clark County Health Department : 715-743-5105

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