UVM Health Network urges continued vigilance in fight against COVID-19

UVM Health Network urges continued vigilance in fight against COVID-19

Vaccination Rates Are Up and Death Rates Are Down, But Masking, Distancing and Cleaning Your Hands Remain Essential to Stop the Spread

Vermont Business Magazine One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, and as vaccination rates rise in our communities, the University of Vermont Health Network urges everyone to continue practicing the proven simple measures that help to stop the spread of COVID-19 to keep our family, friends and neighbors healthy.

“Vermont, Northern New York and the nation are making steady progress in this unprecedented COVID-19 vaccination effort,” said John Brumsted, MD, president and CEO of the UVM Health Network. “However, it is critical that we look out for each other so we can end the COVID-19 pandemic as quickly as possible. Practicing public health precautions is the best way to ensure the health and safety of everyone.”

Vaccine eligibility is constantly expanding in both Vermont and New York. You can find the most up-to-date information here.

The UVM Health Network is among the many institutions now working vigorously to distribute available vaccines in accordance with state guidelines in Vermont and New York. Research on the three COVID-19 vaccines now in use shows that vaccines make symptomatic disease less likely and greatly reduce the risk of hospitalization and death. However, scientists are still researching how well the vaccines prevent…

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