WAMC: Hospitals Tightening Rules in Capital Region as Delta Variant Spreads

Steven Hanks, M.D., chief clinical officer for St. Peter’s Health Partners, was one of several local healthcare leaders interviewed by WAMC radio about the latest precautions being taken against COVID-19 at Capital Region hospitals.

Dr. Hanks also discussed the importance of getting vaccinated, particularly with the rapid spread of the Delta variant.

From the story:

Dr. Steven Hanks, chief clinical officer for St. Peter’s Health Partners, says despite the uptick in COVID cases “it’s not too late to get vaccinated.”

“The vaccines that are available do offer substantive protection, particularly against the worst outcomes of COVID hospitalization, long term issues and up to and including death. And so, vaccine is readily available, and if you’ve not been vaccinated, please make your way to a vaccine center.”

Click here to listen to WAMC’s report.

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