BOSTON (WHDH) - In contrast with CDC recommendations, Type 1 Diabetes is not on the list of qualifying conditions to get a vaccine in Massachusetts, and many are making a push to change that.

“The severity of COVID-19 disease, as well as risk for hospitalization and even risk for mortality, is increased in persons with Type 1 Diabetes,” said Dr. Lori Laffel of the Joslin Diabetes Center.