I’m pretty sure it depends what state you live in, but for those of us in New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo has included type 1 diabetes in the list of conditions (see end of this post) for which you can “try” to get a vaccination starting January 15th.
I say “try” because as you likely know, at least in New York City, it’s been a frustrating exercise. Websites crashing and freezing with millions of people competing for short supply.
I am pretty confident this will straighten out over the next several weeks, so while at 67 years old I am approved on two counts to get the vaccine – age and T1D – I’m sitting back a bit until the supply catches up with the demand.
If you’re in New York State, adults of any age with these conditions below, due to increased risk of moderate or severe illness or death from the virus that causes COVID-19, are eligible for the vaccine:
“Cancer, Chronic Kidney Disease, Pulmonary Disease, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Heart Conditions, Immunocompromised State, Severe Obesity, Pregnancy, Sickle Cell Disease or Thalassemia, Type 1 or 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Cerebrovascular Disease, Neurologic Conditions and Liver Disease.”
Maybe Randy Rainbow best expresses my gratitude –