November 14, 2022
In Pennsylvania and across the nation, hospital leaders continue to monitor steady COVID-19 case counts alongside the earlier-than-expected rise of other seasonal respiratory viruses, such as RSV and the flu.
As we approach the winter months and the holiday season, public health leaders are stressing the importance of vaccinations to help keep people healthy.
“We have safe, effective vaccines that can protect us,” Dr. Denise Johnson, Pennsylvania’s acting secretary of health and physician general, said during an event last week.
Here are five things to know this week about COVID-19:
HAP encourages everyone to stay up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations and follow the proper public health precautions to reduce the spread of the virus. Learn more about how you can protect yourself and others this winter.
Additionally, HAP has published a toolkit that highlights the strain RSV and other seasonal illnesses are placing on hospital emergency departments and the importance of COVID-19 and flu vaccinations. The communications toolkit includes key messages, social media assets, and other resources and is available online.
You can make an appointment to receive your COVID-19 vaccine online.
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