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MetiNews.Com - Public Health England official guidance has confirmed severely obese people with Body Mass Indexes (BMI) of more than 60 and aged between 18 and 65 will be on the priority list

Liverpool news Severely obese and diabetes patients among first to get vaccine MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - Public Health England official guidance has confirmed severely obese people with Body Mass Indexes (BMI) of more than 60 and aged between 18 and 65 will be on the priority list

Liverpool news  Severely obese and diabetes patients among first to get vaccine MetiNews.Com
27 November 2020 - 23:00

Breaking News ! The coronavirus vaccine will go to the severely obese, diabetes patients and those suffering serious mental health issues before healthy over 60s, according to the latest official guidance. Extreme obesity has been identified by experts as key risk factors in relation to Covid-19, and people in the group are twice as likely to die from the virus. People with Body Mass Indexes (BMI) of more than 60 and aged between 18 and 65 will be prioritised for the vaccine, reports the Mirror Online. The Public Health England (PHE) guidance rolled out this week placed the morbidly obese above older adults in the queue for the vaccine. Experts say obesity is a top risk factor for a severe illness with deadly Covid-19. Read More Related Articles Sign up for the free Liverpool Echo newsletters Read More Related Articles The Liverpool Echo has a free app and here's how to download it The booklet outlines which groups are considered 'at-risk' adults who should be prioritised ahead of healthy over-60s. The UK has ordered millions of doses of several promising candidates, including the Oxford AstraZeneca shot, and Pfizer's jab. NHS and care home workers will be first in the queue to enable them to continue to do their jobs on the pandemic frontlines. PHE's guidance confirmed the recommendations made earlier by the the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) on who else should be top of the queue. The vaccine priority queue ranked: 1. Residents and staff in a care home for older adults 2. All those 80 years of age and over and health and social care workers 3. All those 75 years of age and over 4.

. All those 65 years of age and over 6. Adults aged 18 to 65 years in an at-risk group * 7. All those 60 years of age and over 8. All those 55 years of age and over 9. All those 50 years of age and over At risk groups listed in full (These are unranked. You can find a full breakdown here to see if you fit into any of these categories.) Chronic respiratory disease Chronic heart disease and vascular disease Chronic kidney disease Chronic liver disease Chronic neurological disease Diabetes Immunosuppression Asplenia or dysfunction of the spleen Morbid obesity Severe mental illness Adult carers Adult household members, close contacts and carers of immunocompromised adults (i.e. individuals who expect to share living accommodation on most days, or those providing regular care, where continuing close contact is unavoidable). Younger adults in long-stay nursing and residential care settings. Find local coronavirus case information where you live The JCVI's chair Professor Wei Shen Lim, COVID-19 said: “The JCVI’s interim advice on COVID-19 vaccine prioritisation was developed with the aim of preventing as many deaths as possible. “The evidence shows that at-risk groups – including people with a BMI of over 40 – have an overall higher risk of death from COVID-19 than those without underlying health conditions.”

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Liverpool news Severely obese and diabetes patients among first to get vaccine MetiNews.Com


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