Tampa, Florida 2021-09-13 08:05:26 –
Dr. Jay Wolfson, a professor of public health, medicine, and pharmacies at the University of South Florida, said:
Locally, health experts say that groups aged 18-50 have seen improved vaccination. This is considered the highest risk as the population sees an increase in hospitalizations.
“Young children are also hospitalized, but we don’t have a vaccine for them,” Wolfson said.
Researchers say they are pleased with the increase in vaccination rates, but to vaccinate more people with COVID-19 since the advent of slow-growing, highly contagious delta variants. Despite the new efforts, there is still a long way to go.
Although the average 7-day number of cases in Florida has declined, it remains high at 13,122, so doctors say it’s important to continue encouraging people to get vaccinated.
According to the data, 58% of people between the ages of 18 and 64 are currently fully vaccinated, but more than 5.2 million people of the same age group are unvaccinated. This is still of great concern to health professionals.
“The goal is to get more people vaccinated and to reduce the residual effects of delta variants of the virus in the unvaccinated population,” said Wolfson.
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