Get the Facts and Get Vaccinated
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as of August 3rd, Hillsborough County has a "substantial" level of coronavirus transmission. Governor Chris Sununu has encouraged people to get vaccinated because of the potential surge of infections due to the Delta variant.
What is the Delta variant?
The Delta variant of COVID-19 was first identified in India and is known as B.167.2. Delta is causing a spike in COVID-19 infections among unvaccinated people in New Hampshire. The Delta variant has become the dominant variant of the new coronavirus. There has been a recent spike in COVID infections in the state, and this uptick in cases has slowed down our return to normal life.
Is the Delta variant severe?
The Delta variant replicates faster, spreads more easily, and evades the body's immunity mechanism. It causes more serious diseases in many people. According to World Health Organization, "it is the "fastest and fittest" variant yet. The Delta variant is twice as transmissible as the original strain of COVID-19".
You are at a much higher risk for illness and death if you are unvaccinated. Those who are unvaccinated are:
- At the risk of Covid-19 illness
- At the risk of giving Covid to family, friends, and co-workers
- At the risk of Long Covid
- At the risk of hospitalization from Covid
- At the risk of death or spreading Covid and causing death
If you are not vaccinated, and your family is not vaccinated, we recommend you get vaccinated ASAP. All persons 12 and older in the USA can now be vaccinated.
For more information about the Delta Variant, please click to read these recent news articles related to local COVID-19 Cases:
Coronavirus Transmission 'Substantial' In Hillsborough County
CORONAVIRUS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
We know that healthcare can sometimes be confusing, and caring for a family member can be challenging. Our Director of Nursing oversees all care at every level, whether personal or skilled. Our RNs give our patients, and their family members access to insight regarding COVID-19 transmission, testing, and vaccination. If you have questions about the vaccines or any follow-up questions, feel free to ask us, and we will offer expert advice.
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