Two highly effective Covid-19 vaccines are now being administered across the United States, and more are in the pipeline. Almost 2 million people have already received the first of two doses of these vaccines, and officials are aiming to immunize one-third of the US population by the end of March 2021.
It’s a stunning accomplishment for a disease that was barely known to the world a year ago, and it means that an end to the crisis is in sight. Yet the US remains in the worst throes of the pandemic to date, with hospitalizations and deaths continuing to break records.
Vaccines are critical in drawing down the pandemic as we know it, but it won’t be a simple return to the world before Covid-19. It will likely be a process that lasts several months, and precautions are still very much needed.
As we move into 2021, please continue social distancing and wearing masks until there is widespread immunity to the virus.
Staying safe and healthy is vital to your caregiver role. Without your compliance, you can jeopardize the health and wellbeing of the community we live in.
Please let us know if you need additional PPE supplies, have questions or feeling like something is questionable while on the job.
Thank you and Happy New Year.