Obesity Specialist Says BMI Is A ’Good Measure’ For Vaccine Priority Group

People with extra weight — those that have a BMI of at least 30 — are at a greater risk of falling severely ill from COVID-19.

As cities offer vaccine appointments for people with a BMI of at least 30 — the medical benchmark for obesity — Dr. Fatima Stanford pushes back against the shame faced by those with the disease.

(Image credit: David Goldman/AP)

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