November 27, 2023
Public health leaders are closely monitoring the spread of respiratory viruses coming out of the Thanksgiving holiday.
As we approach winter and a season of indoor gathering, the uptake for the updated COVID-19 vaccine has fallen behind previous years, with just 14 percent of adults getting the new vaccine through early November.
“Here’s the bottom line: COVID-19 vaccine uptake is lower than we’d like to see, and most people will be without the added protection that can reduce the severity of COVID-19,” the CDC said in a statement this month.
Here’s what you need to know:
About 85 percent of the U.S.—and all but five Pennsylvania counties—are at the lowest level for new COVID-19 hospital admissions, with less than 10 per 100,000 population.
HAP and Pennsylvania’s hospital community continue to urge everyone to stay up to date on their COVID-19 vaccination and to talk with their health care provider about any questions or concerns they may have. The CDC recommends everyone get vaccinated, stay home when sick, and access tests and treatments when they have signs or symptoms of a respiratory virus.
The national COVID-19 vaccination dashboard will be updated weekly.
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