Reply To: Covid 19 Vaccine

February 20, 2021 at 9:21 pm

Paul, NYC Phase IB – Underlying Conditions – starting 2/15/21 – People who have the following conditions qualify for the vaccine:

­- Cancer (current or in remission, including 9/11-related cancers)
– Chronic kidney disease
– Pulmonary disease, including but not limited to COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), asthma (moderate-to-severe), pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis and 9/11-related pulmonary diseases
– Intellectual and developmental disabilities including Down syndrome
– Heart conditions, including but not limited to heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies or hypertension (high blood pressure)
– Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system), including but not limited to solid organ transplant or from blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, use of other immune weakening medicines or other causes
– Severe obesity (body mass index of 40 kg/m2 or higher), obesity (body mass index of between 30 kg/m2 and 40 kg/m2)
– Pregnancy
– Sickle cell disease or thalassemia
– Type 1 or 2 diabetes mellitus
– Cerebrovascular disease (affects blood vessels and blood supply to the brain)
– Neurologic conditions including but not limited to Alzheimer’s disease or dementia
– Liver disease

I believe people with CIDP or its variants would be covered under the Neurologic and Immunocompromised rules. But I live on the West Coast and have no first hand knowledge of how NYC is proceeding.