Source New Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data shows nursing home residents who have received the COVID-19 vaccination and booster were 10 times less likely to contract the disease than those who did not receive the extra shot. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said during a White House press briefing on Dec. 15 that COVID-19 case counts are increasing among nursing home residents who are unvaccinated and those who received a primary series without a booster. Case rates among those who have
Nineteen months into the COVID-19 pandemic, health care workers and first responders who once were treated with kindness are experiencing physical violence and angry words. Many facilities have reported having to add more security. But we can take care of those who take care of us in a number of ways, including sharing an encouraging message. Learn more in this month's Health Know How ...
Health leaders and foundations have identified Cincinnati neighborhoods with large Latino populations as key areas in which COVID-19 vaccine uptake is disproportionately low. As hospitalization and mortality rates remain consistently higher among Hispanic and Latino populations nationwide and variants of COVID-19 drive surging case rates--with serious cases concentrated among the unvaccinated--it is crucial to close that gap in vaccination rates. Interact for Health, Mercy Health, bi3, and
Survey: 25% in region want vaccine but haven’t gotten it or are undecided In early July, Interact for Health conducted a web-based survey, part of the Greater Cincinnati COVID-19 Health Issues Survey, to understand attitudes about vaccination. Nearly 6 in 10 Greater Cincinnati adults (56%) reported they had received a COVID-19 vaccine and an additional 7% reported they definitely will get the vaccine. About 2 in 10 (18%) hadn’t decided whether they will get the vaccine. About the same percentage
Back again this week as all indicators continue to trend in the wrong direction in our region. The number of patients in hospital beds and ICU beds is on an upward trajectory, the highest point since March. 11% of hospitalized patients are COVID positive (7-day moving average)31% of COVID-positive patients are in ICU (7 day moving average)Incidence of 24 new cases per 100,000 people per day in Hamilton; 31 new cases per 100,000 in the 14-county regionHamilton County’s R is 1.02; 14-county region is
We’re all in this together to stop the spread of COVID-19, and our goal is to get 80% of the eligible population in our region vaccinated by July 4! And as a community partner with TriHealth, we’re helping to spread the word about Get Out the Vax weekends. TriHealth has joined this initiative and has appointments available May 22, and 23. Vaccines can be scheduled at TriHealth.com/Vaccine or by calling 513-862-6843. METRO and TANK will also be providing free public transportation these weekends. For more
Oak Street Health (2429 Harrison Ave) is offering vaccine appointments in Westwood. They are very interested in offering appointments for those in the neighborhood. If you are eligible and still needs an appointment, please reach out to Natavia Howell. Make your appointment by email (email@example.com) or call at 317-760-9935, and she can help with the scheduling.For Health Care Center in Ohio directory click here!