I saw the item on BBC red button news this morning about clarification for asthma sufferers. Nice to have confirmation that I will be in Group 6. Not too much longer to wait now.
Are all asthmatic people now in Group 6 again? I hope so. A friend of mine was told by someone at her surgery that she was no longer classed as vulnerable or eligible for a vaccination, as her asthma is well controlled. What are the rules regarding asthma now? It still seems slightly vague.
The section on respiratory disease has this text: "Individuals with a severe lung condition, including those with asthma that requires continuous or repeated use of systemic steroids or with previous exacerbations requiring hospital admission, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) including chronic bronchitis and emphysema; bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung fibrosis, pneumoconiosis and bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD)."
My husband, who has mild asthma which is well-controlled, doesn't expect to qualify for Group 6 on this basis.
(And, of course, it is possible that these categories will be tweaked again as we get further through the groups)