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LA County Residents 16-64 with Underlying Health Conditions Now Eligible for Vaccine



Today we hit yet another turning point in LA County’s mass COVID-19 vaccination effort as well as our collective fight against this virus: LA County residents ages 16 to 64 with certain serious underlying health conditions are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

This includes those who have:

  • Cancer (current and with a weakened immune system)
  • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, and/or cardiomyopathies
  • Type 2 diabetes with hemoglobin A1c level > 7.5%
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Chronic kidney disease, stage 4 or above
  • Down’s syndrome
  • Severe obesity (BMI of 40 or higher)
  • Chronic pulmonary disease, oxygen-dependent

Pregnant women and unhoused people are also included in this new expansion.

If you have a serious health condition not listed here, you may still be eligible for the vaccine. Visit the Department of Public Health’s webpage to view the full list of qualifying conditions.



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