We need to continue to be vigilant with masks, hand hygiene, vaccination, and boosters.
Though the numbers are encouraging, we are not out of the woods. It isn’t a coincidence that recent surges in hospital volume follow times of gatherings and travel. Please continue to wear a mask, wash your hands, consider distance and make an informed decision about vaccination. If you are fully vaccinated, get a booster shot.
The COVID-19 booster helps to protect your immunity to COVID-19. Over time, protection from your initial vaccine decreases and the booster shot helps to “boost” your immunity to COVID-19, especially as different variants develop. Across the country, people are generally having fewer and milder reactions after their third dose and they will be 92% less likely to experience serious symptoms or need hospital care.