Booster eligibility: more than you might think.
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With more people becoming eligible for boosters I checked out the list of health conditions that put you at higher risk for severe covid. It's a list of about 12 conditions. They include mood disorders, including depression, and not just obesity, but simply being overweight is on the list. That has to cover a bunch of people:
For the Pfizer booster and I assume for the ones about to be approved the CDC lists three groups at increased risk of severe covid (nowhere do they seem to use the phrase 'high risk'): Those over 65 and those 50-64 who have the medical conditions listed should get a booster. Those 18-49 who have the listed medical conditions may get the booster after making an individual assessment of the risks and benefits.
You kind of need a doctor and a lawyer to figure this all out.
I've had my 3rd Pfizer, but this is very important info for others!
When I made my vax appt., I didn't see questions about obesity, mood disorders, etc.
Are these conditions newly added as qualifiers for boosters?
Ty again for posting!
But I knew that being more likely to get severe covid had to be defined somewhere. Lawyers go over this stuff
I'm guessing that once you add in all the other conditions, about 95% of the population will qualify.
I had to read it three times.
31.6 at the obesity range, to about 23, which is in the normal range.
I currently weigh less than I did before I became pregnant with my first son, who is now 38 years old. For the first time in a very long time I would call myself slender. It feels good. I hope I can maintain this.
As someone who has been overweight/obese for a very long time, I understand the struggle. I am fortunate in that my appetite reduced a while back, and so eating less was very easy. I wish I could offer a simple solution to being overweight. Alas, all I can offer is my own personal experience.