Autumn is here and kids are going back to school. Invariably, this means a COVID-19 outbreak! Please be cautious! The good news is that we have a new vaccine that targets BA.4/BA0.5 sub variants of omicron., and it is available! The CDC guidelines include:
Wait at least 2 months from your last COVID-19 vaccine, Boosters from Pfizer can be given to people ages 12 and older, Boosters from Moderna can be given to people ages 18 and older.
In Suffolk County, as of September 7th, there were 369 new cases and the 7 day average is 323. There were 9 deaths reported on September 7th. The good news is that numbers are trending down.
Needless to say, in my office, 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 office, 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 autumn season together!
Dr. Pamela Weber