Las Vegas, Nevada 2021-12-01 23:58:00 –
Las Vegas (FOX5)-Nevada health officials and local physicians discuss the importance of booster shots, the threat of Omicron variants, and the rise in breakthrough cases of older patients in new federal booster guidelines. We want to draw attention to all adults.
The CDC has revised its recommendation that all adult Americans need to get booster shots.
Accelerated Home Health Care, which provides home care for the elderly, has treated more patients throughout the Las Vegas Valley with breakthrough cases. Most were calm, but the case is worrisome.
“COVID-19 has affected our elderly. Our goal is to prevent it from happening again,” said a vaccine in their homes to avoid breakthroughs. Dr. David Muffy, who offers the elderly to bring it, said.
“Boosters for our elderly are very important to protect them from symptomatic diseases and infections, which flows to everyone over the age of 18 where boosters are recommended,” COVID-19. Carissa Roper of the Task Force said.
“We are looking at these breakthrough cases and know that the majority of cases still occur in unvaccinated, completely unvaccinated individuals,” she said. rice field.
According to the latest state data, 328,515 boosters were given during 1,581,000 complete vaccinations of all age groups. According to Roper, three-quarters of booster shots were given to people over the age of 50 who are susceptible to severe illness.
“We know that vaccines decline over time, especially for the elderly with immunodeficiency, so not only to protect them from their mild illness, but also to ensure that they are not suffering. It is very important to fortify the vaccine. Severe illness and hospitalization. “
To date, more than 229,000 people have received booster shots in Clark County.
“In general, about 10% of people receive booster immunization,” she said.
One-third of the elderly are boosted.
If you haven’t got a booster yet, we recommend getting one, “said Dr. Court Loaf of the South Nevada Health District, more people as the six-month mark approaches full. Said that would be the target of boosters. vaccination.
Loeff encourages people to take booster shots for protection against the omicron variant. “Experts believe that the vaccine provides some protection against this variant.”