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COVID-19 Update: One COVID-19 Related Death Reported

COVID - 19 08 Dec, 2022 Follow News

Chief Medical Officer, Dr Nick Gent

On Saturday, 3 December, the Health Services Authority reported one COVID-19 related death. The individual had severe comorbidities. 

The Ministry of Health and Wellness would like to extend condolences to the family.

Chief Medical Officer, Dr Nick Gent, continues to stress the importance of the vaccination and the booster doses, especially among the elderly and immunocompromised.

“Both the Moderna (bivalent) and the Pfizer boosters are on island, and I encourage our elderly and immunocompromised, as well as their caretakers and healthcare workers, to get boosted if they have not yet done so,” Dr Gent stated.  “As it has been said often, research has shown us that recommended booster doses, along with the two primary doses of the vaccination, will keep people out of the hospital, so my recommendation remains the same: get vaccinated and boosted.”

As announced in late August, COVID-19 reports to the public will be limited to hospitalisations and deaths.  Any notable increases in hospitalisations, as well as any new deaths, will be announced to the public immediately.

The COVID-19 Moderna (bivalent) and Pfizer boosters are now available, and the full vaccination schedule for the COVID-19 fall booster programme can be found on https://www.hsa.ky/public-health/coronavirus/ .  The seasonal flu vaccine is also available at Public Health, and it is recommended that both the COVID-19 booster and flu vaccine be taken together.


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