State of Nebraska announces health conditions covered in Phase 1B rollout

(Lincoln, NE) -- Nebraska’s Department of Health and Human Services is naming the high-risk medical conditions that will qualify those ages 18-65 for a COVID-19 vaccine during Phase 1B.

The conditions listed include:

  • Asthma
  • Cancer (Currently have Cancer)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease affecting Blood Vessels
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Chronic Liver Disease
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Chronic Lung Disease
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Down Syndrome
  • Heart Conditions such as Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease or Cardiomyopathies
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • Neurologic Conditions (such as Dementia)
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Thalassemia (a Type of Blood Disorder)
  • Weakened Immune System due to Solid Organ Transplant (Kidney, Liver, Pancreas, Heart, or Lung)
  • Weakened Immune System from Blood or Bone Marrow Transplant, HIV, using Steroid or Other Medications

You can find more information about Phase 1B of vaccine distribution here.

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