I have been talking regularly with the Carroll County Coalition for Public Health and following DHHS recommendations. My statistics here will be for Carroll County. As of this writing, we can be proud that 81% of our people over 65 are vaccinated. But Grafton County to our west has reached 90%! Let’s do this! COVID-19 continues to spread with an average of 8 new cases per day – that is among both vaccinated and unvaccinated people though the severity of illness differs. Third doses of Moderna or Pfizer are being recommended for immunocompromised people – this is not the booster. That may be recommended later in October pending review. Also, in October we expect recommendations for children ages 6 and up to be vaccinated. The FDA has approved the Pfizer and Moderna. This is very good news.
COVID-19 testing is offered now at Memorial Hospital from 7AM – 3:00 PM M-F and Wednesday is COVID-19 vaccination day by scheduled appointment. Some are asking – can I get flu and COVID-19 vaccines at the same time – safely, YES.
All this means that while we at the Gibson Center are open, we are cautious. Let me know if you want any information related to vaccines or COVID-19 in general and I will get you to the right resources.