(CMR) The Health Services Authority reported the COVID-19-related death of an individual who had severe comorbidities on Saturday, 3 December.
The Ministry of Health and Wellness has expressed condolences to the family.
Meantime, Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Nick Gent, continues to stress the importance of vaccination and booster doses, especially among the elderly and immunocompromised.
“Both the Moderna (bivalent) and the Pfizer boosters are on island, and I encourage our elderly and immunocompromised, as well as their caretakers and healthcare workers, to get boosted if they have not yet done so,” Dr. Gent stated.
“As it has been said often, research has shown us that recommended booster doses, along with the two primary doses of the vaccination, will keep people out of the hospital, so my recommendation remains the same: get vaccinated and boosted,” he added
As announced in late August, COVID-19 reports to the public will be limited to hospitalizations and deaths. Any notable increases in hospitalizations, as well as any new deaths, will be announced to the public immediately.
The COVID-19 Moderna (bivalent) and Pfizer boosters are now available, and the full vaccination schedule for the COVID-19 fall booster program can be found on https://www.hsa.ky/public-health/coronavirus/. The seasonal flu vaccine is also available at Public Health, and it is recommended that both the COVID-19 booster and flu vaccine be taken together.