June 21, 2024
Low vaccination rates contributing to strain on health care system

Low vaccination rates contributing to strain on health care system

THIS STRAIN THAT WE’RE SEEING ON THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM. WE KNOW THAT THESE VACCINES STILL OFFER PROTECTION AGAINST COVID 19, PARTICULARLY AGAINST MORE SEVERE DISEASE THAT CAN LEAD TO HOSPITALIZATION AND THAT CAN LEAD TO DEATH. COUGHING, SNEEZING AND OVERALL FEELING BALLOCH. IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR IN NEW HAMPSHIRE. BUT HEALTH CARE OFFICIALS SAY A LACK OF VACCINATIONS, PARTICULARLY AGAINST COVID 19, ARE CONTRIBUTING TO THE CURRENT STRAIN ON THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM. DOCTOR BENJAMIN CHAN, THE STATE’S EPIDEMIOL. ALLERGIST SAYS JUST 14% OF THE TOTAL POPULATION HERE IN THE GRANITE STATE HAS RECEIVED UPDATED COVID SHOTS THIS YEAR FOR THOSE UNDER 65 YEARS OLD, IT’S LESS THAN 10% OLDER THAN 65. IT’S 41%. MEANTIME, MORE THAN HALF OF NURSING HOME RESIDENTS ACROSS THE STATE ARE UP TO DATE ON THEIR COVID VACCINES, WHICH IS MORE THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE. BUT ONLY ABOUT 10% OF NURSING HOME STAFF ARE, WHICH IS ABOUT THE SAME AS THE REST OF THE COUNTRY. DOCTOR CHAN SAYS EVEN THOUGH SICKNESS IS RAMPANT, NOW IS A GOOD TIME TO GET THAT SHOT, ESPECIALLY IF YOU’RE OLDER OR IMMUNOCOMPROMISED. ONE OF THE WAYS TO PREVENT BURDEN ON OUR HEALTH CARE SYSTEM IS BY PREVENTING INFECTION OR SEVERE ILLNESS IN THE FIRST PLACE, WHICH IS WHERE VACCINATION COMES IN. AND DOCTOR CHAN SAYS, IF YOU ARE SHOWING SYMPTOMS, IT’S IMPORTANT TO TRY TO GET TESTED SO YOU CAN DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT YOU NEED AN ANTIVIRAL MEDICATION. BECAUSE THAT CAN PREVENT YOUR SICKNESS FRO

Low vaccination rates contributing to strain on health care system

Officials said influenza, COVID-19 and RSV are spreading, and while that’s normal for this time of year, the number of cases is putting a strain on the health care system.

Officials said influenza, COVID-19 and RSV are spreading, and while that’s normal for this time of year, the number of cases is putting a strain on the health care system.

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