Recently the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended a 2nd COVID-19 booster for individuals who may be at a higher risk for a severe outcome with COVID-19 and who received an initial booster at least 4 months ago. Additional individuals who are eligible include:
-Being 50 years of age or older
-People who are at least 12 years of age or older who are immunocompromised -People who received Janssen (the Johnson&Johnson vaccine) for either their primary series or booster dose.
We highly encourage you to follow these recommendations. The spring season started out with a reprieve from COVID-19 on Long Island. However, as masks were shed, the numbers started going up again. Between March 29- April 11, there have been over 2000 new cases. In the last 2 weeks the rate of infection has gone up 119%!
Needless to say, in my ofWice, we are taking precautions. At Island Retina we are being very diligent with screening, masking, cleaning, disinfecting, maintaining social distancing, keeping the waiting room limited to patients only, and checking temperatures. Patients are required to wear masks. We want our patients to be safe! If you have symptoms, don’t come to the ofWice, and get screened for COVID-19. Dr. Weber can do a Telehealth meeting and help you make a plan for your care.
Let’s enjoy the spring season together!
Dr. Pamela Weber