Riley Co. updates vaccine protocol
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The Riley Co. Health Dept. is updating its vaccine protocol.
The county started Phase II last week, vaccinating everyone 65 and older in the order they registered. They will now prioritize people in that age range with severe medical conditions during the next round of vaccines. Those without severe conditions will then be given vaccines in the order they registered.
“After careful consideration, we have decided it would be better for our most vulnerable population, if we prioritize those who have severe medical conditions.”
The department says over 10,000 people have registered for the vaccine so far. They encourage anyone who hasn’t registered to sign up on their website or by calling 785-565-6560.
|Severe Medical Conditions Considered For Vaccination:|
|chronic kidney disease|
|chronic obstructive pulmonary disease|
|heart conditions such as cardiomyopathies|
|immunocompromised state from solid organ transplant|
|type 2 diabetes mellitus|
|sickle cell disease|
|asthma - moderate to severe|
|cerebrovascular disease - affects blood vessels and blood supply to the brain|
|immunocompromised state - weakened immune system from blood or bone marrow transplant|
|use of corticosteroids, or use of other immune weakening medicines|
|neurologic conditions such as dementia|
|pulmonary fibrosis - have damaged or scarred lung tissues|
|thalassemia - a type of blood disorder|
|type 1 diabetes mellitus|
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