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COVID-19 VACCINE

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“Flu and, in particular RSV, are dramatically affecting children and overwhelming our pediatric hospital resources,” says Dr. David Wilcox of Bemidji Sanford Health.
This will be a drive-through clinic from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at the Community Health office parking lot.
Hubbard County is experiencing a medium rate of community transmission of COVID-19, according to the most recent COVID tracker report of Aug. 4.
According to CHI St. Joseph’s Community Health, Hubbard County is seeing another surge in COVID-19 cases, driven by the Omicron BA.5 variant.
Since Paxlovid became available seven months ago, it has eclipsed other available therapies created to forestall life-threatening COVID symptoms in high-risk patients. Some doctors are quick to prescribe it, but as with so much about the COVID pandemic, there is controversy. Some patients are concerned about a possible rebound of the disease, while others have difficulty convincing their doctors they are good candidates for the drug.

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Cases in the United States are up more than 25% in the last month, according to CDC data, as the rapidly spreading BA.5 subvariant has taken hold.
More than 95% of the Guard’s 13,000 soldiers and airmen have been vaccinated against COVID-19, but holdouts remain. The Department of Defense has a Thursday, June 30, deadline to get the shot.
The vaccines for the youngest of kids are expected to be rolled out as early as June 21, the Biden administration said earlier this month.

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