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Updates: COVID-19, RSV, Vaccinations

COVID-19 News

We continue to have an uptick in COVID-19, but thankfully, the cases seem to be less severe overall.

Of course, if you or a loved one are in a high-risk category, you might consider taking extra precautions, including masking and being wary of large groups.

If you come down with symptoms of COVID-19, please alert me. Paxlovid is still recommended for treatment for those in higher risk categories.

Also, you can contribute to accurate data collection and COVID-19 statistics by reporting your test results.

The updated COVID-19 bivalent vaccination was approved in September, but there continues to be frustrations with access – keep trying!

Lastly, free COVID-19 tests are again available.

For more information 

RSV Vaccination

RSV or “Respiratory Syncytial Virus” is a virus that has been known to cause serious illness in infants and young children. Sometimes, it also causes more serious illness in older adults – as it did last year. There is concern that we can face yet another year of RSV, Flu, and COVID-19 infections over the winter months.

RSV vaccinations have now been developed and approved for those older than 60 years and/or have underlying medical conditions that put them at increased risk (lung disease, heart disease, immunocompromised state, etc.). The CDC has a detailed article that reviews the vaccines that are available and reviews the pros/cons associated. As with any new vaccine (similar to those for COVID-19), there will be ongoing data collection regarding effectiveness well as for adverse effects.

Best to speak with your physician regarding your particular situation and the decision to get vaccinated.


Happy October!