02.13.2021

California will open vaccine to individuals with disabilities, underlying conditions

California will open vaccine to individuals with disabilities, underlying conditions Photo by Taya Gray | The Desert Sun

California has given the green light to COVID-19 vaccine providers to offer shots to residents age 16 to 64 with disabilities or severe underlying health conditions, starting March 15. This will add an estimated 4 to 6 million individuals to the state's current eligibility list.

The move comes after the state’s decision to rely largely on age for vaccine eligibility was criticized by those who said it failed to protect people under 65 and at high risk of infection and death from COVID-19.

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