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Delta Variant Update

SNAHC encourages you and your loved ones to stay safe from the emerging COVID-19 Delta variant. According to the LA Times, 1 out of every 12 people in Sacramento County has tested positive for COVID-19. Over the past week, the county has averaged 606 new cases and 4.4 new deaths per day. This is a direct result of the severity and high transmission rates of the Delta variant.

The Delta variant is particularly damaging the health of unvaccinated individuals. According to UC Davis Health, 97% of current patients being hospitalized for COVID-19 at UCD Medical Center are unvaccinated individuals. Unvaccinated people are more likely to be hospitalized and have long-term negative health affects due to this variant. Additionally, we are now seeing a greater number of people below the age of 40 being hospitalized – many hospitals and pediatric ICU’s are being overwhelmed. As for the Delta variant’s effect on vaccinated individuals, according to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, about 0.005% of the national vaccinated population has reported breakthrough cases of COVID-19.

As long as people across the world are unvaccinated, new strains of the virus will continue to develop and cause problems. With the Delta variant taking its toll on Sacramento County, and with more variants to come, health officials highly recommend all eligible parties be vaccinated as soon as possible. Vaccines reduce the transmission of disease and ensure that you will clear infection more quickly and shed less virus should you get COVID-19. The COVID-19 vaccine is the most studied vaccine in US history, with over 300 million doses having been administered. The vaccine is pregnancy and lactation safe, as verified by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. There is no data indicating adverse impacts on fertility.

US health authorities are soon expected to recommend an extra dose of the vaccine for all people eight months after they received their second vaccine.

SNAHC wishes to remind residents of Sacramento County to get vaccinated! All vaccine risks are significantly lower than the risks associated with contracting COVID-19. Get vaccinated to protect yourself and others!

To get vaccinated at SNAHC, please call our dedicated line at (916) 394-5101.

Jeanine Gaines



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