Blog RSS https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/ en COVID infection rates are rising again; masking now required in all public indoor areas of VUMC https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/covid-19-news-employees-latest-news/covid-infection-rates-are-rising-again-masking-now-required-all <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">COVID infection rates are rising again; masking now required in all public indoor areas of VUMC</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/coronavirus/users/big-chief" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">big chief</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 05/26/2022 - 13:49</span> <a href="/coronavirus/blog-post-rss/679" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to COVID infection rates are rising again; masking now required in all public indoor areas of VUMC"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Considering the rapidly increasing rate of COVID-19 infections in our community and medical center, VUMC is reimplementing required masking in all indoor, non-clinical areas of VUMC regardless of vaccination status. As before, masking is also required in all clinical areas and on shuttles. These requirements apply to all employees, patients, trainees, and visitors.</p> <p>Masks may be removed when alone in one’s office, in private workspaces separated by at least 6 feet or by physical partitions, and when eating or drinking. However, VUMC officials recommend refraining from eating together if unable to socially distance.</p> <p>Masks are not required outdoors, and we encourage using outdoor spaces to eat and drink. There is no restriction on size of indoor or outdoor gatherings.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Thu, 26 May 2022 18:49:34 +0000 big chief 679 at https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus VUMC Offers Second COVID-19 Boosters to Eligible Employees, Community Members https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/covid-19-news-employees-latest-news/vumc-offers-second-covid-19-boosters-eligible-employees <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">VUMC Offers Second COVID-19 Boosters to Eligible Employees, Community Members</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/coronavirus/users/manleycf" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">manleycf</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 04/25/2022 - 16:59</span> <a href="/coronavirus/blog-post-rss/675" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to VUMC Offers Second COVID-19 Boosters to Eligible Employees, Community Members"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Based on updated CDC <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html?s_cid=11737:cdc%20booster%20guidelines:sem.ga:p:RG:GM:gen:PTN:FY22">COVID-19 booster guidelines</a> and VUMC’s review of the evidence, VUMC will offer a second booster of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to eligible individuals, ages 50 and over, who received either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.</p> <p>Others who are eligible for a second booster include those who received the Johnson &amp; Johnson vaccine as a first shot and first booster dose, and individuals who are moderately or severely immunocompromised.</p> <p>The CDC states that the option for eligible people to receive a second booster dose and the timing of that dose can be informed by the clinical characteristics, behaviors and preferences of the person and the clinical judgment of the health care provider.</p> <p>Among people who are eligible for a second booster dose, the following people might consider getting the second booster dose as soon as possible (i.e., 4 months after their first booster dose):</p> <ul> <li>People with underlying medical conditions (including those over 65 years of age) that increase the risk of severe COVID-19 disease.</li> <li>People living with someone who is immunocompromised, at increased risk for severe disease, or who cannot be vaccinated due to age or contraindication.</li> <li>People at increased risk of exposure to SARS-CoV-2, such as through occupational, institutional or other activities (e.g., travel or large gatherings).</li> <li>People who live or work in or near an area where the COVID-19 community level is medium or high or are traveling to such an area.</li> </ul> <h3>How To Get Your 2nd COVID-19 Booster from Vanderbilt Health</h3> <p>Patients interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine at VUMC can <a href="https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/GetVaccines">schedule vaccination appointments</a> at the vaccination site on the 3rd floor of Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks using My Health at Vanderbilt. </p> <p>Patients who are on the 21st Avenue campus in Nashville for appointments may also get the vaccine at the Medical Specialties Clinic on the second floor of The Vanderbilt Clinic. Ask your care team during your visit.</p> <p>Employees can get their second booster from <a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/covid-19/vumc-employee-covid-19-vaccine-information">Occupational Health</a> Clinic. The second COVID-19 booster is not required for VUMC workforce members at this time.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Mon, 25 Apr 2022 21:59:06 +0000 manleycf 675 at https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus COVID-19 Hospitalizations for the week ending 2/19/22 https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/latest-news/covid-19-hospitalizations-week-ending-21922 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">COVID-19 Hospitalizations for the week ending 2/19/22</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/coronavirus/users/big-chief" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">big chief</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 02/21/2022 - 14:45</span> <a href="/coronavirus/blog-post-rss/668" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to COVID-19 Hospitalizations for the week ending 2/19/22"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><img alt="Covid Hospitalizations" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/sites/default/files/COVID%20Documents/274554378_10159968771445859_956992507465100819_n.png" class="align-center" /> <p> </p> <p>We're hopeful as the number of patients hospitalized with COVID continues to decline in our hospitals and across the state. Safety precautions, including being up-to-date on your COVID-19 vaccines by getting a booster as soon as you're eligible, remain important as the CDC continues to categorize the transmission of COVID-19 in our region as "high".</p> <p>As continues to be the case, the weekly data showing hospitalizations for patients with COVID-19 in our hospitals have some limitations but do reflect the ongoing burden on hospitals and clinics.</p> <p>The omicron variant can cause mild symptoms or even no symptoms, especially among vaccinated people. Some of these hospitalized patients may have incidental COVID infection. These data also do not reflect booster status among those who are at least “fully vaccinated.”</p> <p>Vaccination and boosters remain the best way to reduce risk of serious illness and hospitalization. Data are emerging that show a boosted individual is more protected against infection with the omicron variant than those who have not been boosted. Even if not boosted, a vaccinated person is at lower risk of infection and, if infected, severe complications with omicron.</p> <p>These data reflect patients hospitalized over the 7-day period ending Feb. 19 on our Nashville campus, including our Children's Hospital; Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital, Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital and Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital. The lighter blue bars reflect patients who are "partially vaccinated," meaning they’re between 2 doses or have had 2 doses less than 14 days ago. The “fully vaccinated” group includes those with and without a booster. Those without boosters may have higher risk of infection</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Mon, 21 Feb 2022 20:45:08 +0000 big chief 668 at https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus Doc Talk with Dr. Tom Talbot: COVID-19 Boosters https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/latest-news/doc-talk-dr-tom-talbot-covid-19-boosters <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Doc Talk with Dr. Tom Talbot: COVID-19 Boosters</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/coronavirus/users/big-chief" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">big chief</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 02/14/2022 - 16:39</span> <a href="/coronavirus/blog-post-rss/667" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Doc Talk with Dr. Tom Talbot: COVID-19 Boosters"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/PRGniRg_sEA" title="YouTube video player" width="560"></iframe></p> <p> </p> <p>Dr. Tom Talbot, Chief Epidemiologist at Vanderbilt Health, answers frequently asked questions about COVID-19 booster shots. Watch to find out what you should know.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Mon, 14 Feb 2022 22:39:44 +0000 big chief 667 at https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus COVID-19 Hospitalizations for the week ending 2/12/22 https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/latest-news/covid-19-hospitalizations-week-ending-21222 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">COVID-19 Hospitalizations for the week ending 2/12/22</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/coronavirus/users/big-chief" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">big chief</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 02/14/2022 - 15:22</span> <a href="/coronavirus/blog-post-rss/666" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to COVID-19 Hospitalizations for the week ending 2/12/22"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><img alt="Covid Hospitalizations" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/sites/default/files/COVID%20Documents/MicrosoftTeams-image%20%2811%29.png" class="align-center" /> <p> </p> <p>We continue to be optimistic as the numbers of people with COVID-19 in our hospitals are down again this week. The positivity rate across Tennessee is still high, and we encourage everyone to continue with safety precautions, including being up-to-date on your COVID-19 vaccines by getting a booster as soon as you're eligible.</p> <p>As continues to be the case, the weekly data showing hospitalizations for patients with COVID-19 in our hospitals have some limitations but do reflect the ongoing burden on hospitals and clinics.</p> <p>The omicron variant can cause mild symptoms or even no symptoms, especially among vaccinated people. Some of these hospitalized patients may have incidental COVID infection. These data also do not reflect booster status among those who are at least “fully vaccinated.”</p> <p>Vaccination and boosters remain the best way to reduce risk of serious illness and hospitalization. Data are emerging that show a boosted individual is more protected against infection with the omicron variant than those who have not been boosted. Even if not boosted, a vaccinated person is at lower risk of infection and, if infected, severe complications with omicron.</p> <p>These data reflect patients hospitalized over the 7-day period ending Feb. 12 on our Nashville campus, including our Children's Hospital; Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital, Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital and Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital. The lighter blue bars reflect patients who are "partially vaccinated," meaning they’re between 2 doses or have had 2 doses less than 14 days ago. The “fully vaccinated” group includes those with and without a booster. Those without boosters may have higher risk of infection.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Mon, 14 Feb 2022 21:22:36 +0000 big chief 666 at https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccinations Consolidated to 2 Central Locations https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/covid-19-news-employees-latest-news/covid-19-vaccinations-consolidated-2-central-locations <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">COVID-19 Vaccinations Consolidated to 2 Central Locations</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/coronavirus/users/manleycf" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">manleycf</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 02/10/2022 - 09:58</span> <a href="/coronavirus/blog-post-rss/664" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to COVID-19 Vaccinations Consolidated to 2 Central Locations"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Effective Feb. 14, VUMC will consolidate locations where COVID-19 vaccines are available.</p> <p>This change will lessen the significant administrative burden of COVID-19 vaccine oversight required at each location while still providing easy COVID-19 vaccine availability at central VUMC locations. COVID-19 vaccination is available in many locations throughout our community as well.</p> <p>Patients interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine at VUMC can continue to <a href="https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/GetVaccines">schedule vaccination appointment</a>s at the Vanderbilt One Hundred Oaks vaccination location. Appointment are made through My Health at Vanderbilt or VUMC Vax online scheduling tool.</p> <p>Patients who are on main campus for care may also get the COVID-19 vaccine at the Medical Specialties Clinic on the 2nd floor of The Vanderbilt Clinic.</p> <p>If increased availability for COVID-19 vaccinations is needed in the future, VUMC will re-evaluate locations to ensure adequate availability.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Thu, 10 Feb 2022 15:58:08 +0000 manleycf 664 at https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus COVID-19 Hospitalizations for the week ending 2/5/22 https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/latest-news/covid-19-hospitalizations-week-ending-2522 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">COVID-19 Hospitalizations for the week ending 2/5/22</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/coronavirus/users/big-chief" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">big chief</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 02/08/2022 - 15:25</span> <a href="/coronavirus/blog-post-rss/663" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to COVID-19 Hospitalizations for the week ending 2/5/22"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><img alt="Covid Hospitalizations" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/sites/default/files/COVID%20Documents/MicrosoftTeams-image%20%2810%29.png" class="align-center" /> <p> </p> <p>We're cautiously optimistic to see the numbers of people with COVID-19 in our hospitals begin to decline slightly. The positivity rate across Tennessee is still high, and we encourage everyone to continue with safety precautions, including being up-to-date on your COVID-19 vaccines by getting a booster as soon as you're eligible.</p> <p>As continues to be the case, the weekly data showing hospitalizations for patients with COVID-19 in our hospitals have some limitations but do reflect the ongoing burden on hospitals and clinics.</p> <p>The omicron variant can cause mild symptoms or even no symptoms, especially among vaccinated people. Some of these hospitalized patients may have incidental COVID infection. These data also do not reflect booster status among those who are at least “fully vaccinated.”</p> <p>Vaccination and boosters remain the best way to reduce risk of serious illness and hospitalization. Data are emerging that show a boosted individual is more protected against infection with the omicron variant than those who have not been boosted. Even if not boosted, a vaccinated person is at lower risk of infection and, if infected, severe complications with omicron.</p> <p>These data reflect patients hospitalized over the 7-day period ending Feb. 5 on our Nashville campus, including our Children's Hospital; Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital, Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital and Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital. The lighter blue bars reflect patients who are "partially vaccinated," meaning they’re between 2 doses or have had 2 doses less than 14 days ago. The “fully vaccinated” group includes those with and without a booster. Those without boosters may have higher risk of infection.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 08 Feb 2022 21:25:04 +0000 big chief 663 at https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus One Hundred Oaks and EPod Testing Sites to Close https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/covid-19-news-employees-latest-news/one-hundred-oaks-and-epod-testing-sites-close <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">One Hundred Oaks and EPod Testing Sites to Close</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/coronavirus/users/manleycf" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">manleycf</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 02/04/2022 - 15:30</span> <a href="/coronavirus/blog-post-rss/662" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to One Hundred Oaks and EPod Testing Sites to Close"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>As the demand for COVID-19 testing begins to decline, VUMC plans to close its COVID-19 testing location at One Hundred Oaks and in the "EPod" on the 21st Avenue campus.</p> <p>The last day of operation for each site is Sunday, Feb. 6. </p> <p>VUMC employees who need COVID-19 tests should go to Occupational Health's Express Care or the Glenrose testing site after that date. Weekend hours will be added at the Glenrose location.</p> <p>VUMC patients requiring COVID-19 test with no symptoms or only mild symptoms not requiring a medical assessment should visit state websites to find testing locations or use an at-home test. </p> <p>Vanderbilt's Walk-In clinics are intended for those who are sick and in need of a clinical exam. Our care team will determine what tests you may need, which may include a test for COVID-19 infection. </p> <p>More information:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/employee-covid-19-testing-information">For VUMC employees</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/testing-covid-19">For patients and the public</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Fri, 04 Feb 2022 21:30:21 +0000 manleycf 662 at https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus COVID-19 Hospitalizations for the week ending 1/29/22 https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/latest-news/covid-19-hospitalizations-week-ending-12922 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">COVID-19 Hospitalizations for the week ending 1/29/22</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/coronavirus/users/big-chief" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">big chief</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 02/01/2022 - 09:42</span> <a href="/coronavirus/blog-post-rss/661" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to COVID-19 Hospitalizations for the week ending 1/29/22"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><img alt="C" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/sites/default/files/COVID%20Documents/MicrosoftTeams-image%20%289%29.png" class="align-center" /> <p> </p> <p>The number of patients in Tennessee hospitals who have COVID-19 remains high, at more than 3,500 across the state. While case counts and hospitalizations are starting to decline in other parts of the United States, they remain high in our region, continuing to stress our hospitals and clinics.</p> <p>As continues to be the case, the weekly data showing hospitalizations for patients with COVID-19 in our hospitals have some limitations but do reflect the ongoing burden on hospitals and clinics.</p> <p>The omicron variant can cause mild symptoms or even no symptoms, especially among vaccinated people. Some of these hospitalized patients may have incidental COVID infection. These data also do not reflect booster status among those who are at least “fully vaccinated.”</p> <p>In addition to increased numbers of people needing testing and care, our staffs are also stretched as doctors, nurses and others get infected and need to isolate. We appreciate your understanding and patience with wait times and rescheduled procedures.</p> <p>Reported cases, positivity rates, and transmission remain high. Please take precautions to help limit the spread: avoid crowds, wear masks in public indoor places and wash your hands well and often.</p> <p>Vaccination and boosters remain the best way to reduce risk of serious illness and hospitalization. Data are emerging that show a boosted individual is more protected against infection with the omicron variant than those who have not been boosted. Even if not boosted, a vaccinated person is at lower risk of infection and, if infected, severe complications with omicron. And don’t forget the flu vaccine – we’re seeing a lot of flu and other winter illnesses along with COVID.</p> <p>These data reflect patients hospitalized over the 7-day period ending Jan. 29 on our Nashville campus, including our Children's Hospital; Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital, Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital and Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital. The lighter blue bars reflect patients who are "partially vaccinated," meaning they’re between 2 doses or have had 2 doses less than 14 days ago. The “fully vaccinated” group includes those with and without a booster. Those without boosters may have higher risk of infection.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 01 Feb 2022 15:42:38 +0000 big chief 661 at https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus COVID-19 Hospitalizations for the week ending 1/22/22 https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/latest-news/covid-19-hospitalizations-week-ending-12222 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">COVID-19 Hospitalizations for the week ending 1/22/22</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/coronavirus/users/big-chief" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">big chief</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 01/24/2022 - 15:04</span> <a href="/coronavirus/blog-post-rss/660" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to COVID-19 Hospitalizations for the week ending 1/22/22"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><img alt="Covid Hospitalizations" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/sites/default/files/COVID%20Documents/MicrosoftTeams-image%20%288%29.png" class="align-center" /> <p>Our weekly COVID-19 hospitalization graphic shows continued high numbers, and case counts across the state continue to increase. About 1 in 5 of our beds is filled with someone who is COVID positive. Even if a patient has mild or no symptoms of COVID, this still stresses hospital teams because of increased infection control requirements.</p> <p>As continues to be the case, the data have some limitations but do reflect the ongoing burden on hospitals and clinics.</p> <p>The omicron variant can cause mild symptoms or even no symptoms, especially among vaccinated people. Some of these hospitalized patients may have incidental COVID infection. These data also do not reflect booster status among those who are at least “fully vaccinated.”</p> <p>In addition to increased numbers of people needing testing and care, our staffs are also stretched as doctors, nurses and others get infected and need to isolate. We appreciate your understanding and patience with wait times and rescheduled procedures.</p> <p>Reported cases, positivity rates, and transmission remain high. Please take precautions to help limit the spread: avoid crowds, wear masks in public indoor places and wash your hands well and often.</p> <p>Vaccination and boosters remain the best way to reduce risk of serious illness and hospitalization. Data are emerging that show a boosted individual is more protected against infection with the omicron variant than those who have not been boosted. Even if not boosted, a vaccinated person is at lower risk of infection and, if infected, severe complications with omicron. And don’t forget the flu vaccine – we’re seeing a lot of flu and other winter illnesses along with COVID.</p> <p>These data reflect patients hospitalized over the 7-day period ending Jan. 22 on our Nashville campus, including our Children's Hospital; Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital, Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital and Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital. The lighter blue bars reflect patients who are "partially vaccinated," meaning they’re between 2 doses or have had 2 doses less than 14 days ago. The “fully vaccinated” group includes those with and without a booster. Those without boosters may have higher risk of infection.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Mon, 24 Jan 2022 21:04:44 +0000 big chief 660 at https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus COVID-19 Hospitalizations for Week Ending Jan. 15, 2022 https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/latest-news/covid-19-hospitalizations-week-ending-jan-15-2022 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">COVID-19 Hospitalizations for Week Ending Jan. 15, 2022</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/coronavirus/users/manleycf" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">manleycf</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 01/18/2022 - 13:27</span> <a href="/coronavirus/blog-post-rss/656" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to COVID-19 Hospitalizations for Week Ending Jan. 15, 2022"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p> </p> <p><img alt="COVID hospitalization chart" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/sites/default/files/MicrosoftTeams-image%20%282%29.png" /></p> <p>Here are the weekly data showing hospitalizations for patients with COVID-19 in our hospitals. As continues to be the case, the data have some limitations but do reflect the ongoing burden on hospitals and clinics.<br /> <br /> The omicron variant can cause mild symptoms or even no symptoms, especially among vaccinated people. Some of these hospitalized patients may have incidental COVID infection. These data also do not reflect booster status among those who are at least “fully vaccinated.”<br /> <br /> In addition to increased numbers of people needing testing and care, our staffs are also stretched as doctors, nurses and others get infected and need to isolate. We appreciate your understanding and patience with wait times and rescheduled procedures.<br /> <br /> Reported cases, positivity rates, and transmission remain high. Please take precautions to help limit the spread: avoid crowds, wear masks in public indoor places and wash your hands well and often.<br /> <br /> Vaccination and boosters remain the best way to reduce risk of serious illness and hospitalization. Data are emerging that show a boosted individual is more protected against infection with the omicron variant than those who have not been boosted. Even if not boosted, a vaccinated person is at lower risk of infection and, if infected, severe complications with omicron. And don’t forget the flu vaccine – we’re seeing a lot of flu and other winter illnesses along with COVID.<br /> <br /> These data reflect patients hospitalized over the 7-day period ending Jan. 15 on our Nashville campus, including our Children's Hospital; Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital, Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital and Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital. The lighter blue bars reflect patients who are "partially vaccinated," meaning they’re between 2 doses or have had 2 doses less than 14 days ago. The “fully vaccinated” group includes those with and without a booster. Those without boosters may have higher risk of infection.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 18 Jan 2022 19:27:18 +0000 manleycf 656 at https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus COVID-19 Hospitalizations for the week ending 1/8/22 https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/latest-news/covid-19-hospitalizations-week-ending-1822 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">COVID-19 Hospitalizations for the week ending 1/8/22</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/coronavirus/users/big-chief" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">big chief</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 01/11/2022 - 10:01</span> <a href="/coronavirus/blog-post-rss/655" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to COVID-19 Hospitalizations for the week ending 1/8/22"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-center"><img alt="Covid Hospitalizations" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/sites/default/files/COVID%20Documents/Screen%20Shot%202022-01-11%20at%2010.01.17%20AM.png" class="align-center" /></p> <p> </p> <p>Here are the weekly data showing hospitalizations for patients with COVID-19 in our hospitals. As was the case last week, the data have some limitations but do reflect the ongoing burden on hospitals and clinics.<br /> <br /> The omicron variant can cause mild symptoms or even no symptoms, especially among vaccinated people. Some of these hospitalized patients may have incidental COVID infection. These data also do not reflect booster status among those who are at least “fully vaccinated.”<br /> <br /> In addition to increased numbers of people needing testing and care, our staffs are also stretched as doctors, nurses and others get infected and need to isolate. We appreciate your understanding and patience with wait times and rescheduled procedures.<br /> <br /> Positivity rates are up. Reported cases are up. The rate of transmission is high. Please take precautions to help limit the spread: avoid crowds, wear masks in public indoor places and wash your hands well and often.<br /> <br /> Vaccination and boosters remain the best way to reduce risk of serious illness and hospitalization. Data are emerging that show a boosted individual is more protected against infection with the omicron variant than those who have not been boosted. Even if not boosted, a vaccinated person is at lower risk of infection and, if infected, severe complications with omicron. And don’t forget the flu vaccine – we’re seeing a lot of flu and other winter illnesses along with COVID.<br /> <br /> These data reflect patients hospitalized over the 7-day period ending Jan. 8 on our Nashville campus, including our Children's Hospital; Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital, Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital and Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital. The lighter blue bars reflect patients who are "partially vaccinated," meaning they’re between 2 doses or have had 2 doses less than 14 days ago. The “fully vaccinated” group includes those with and without a booster. Those without boosters may have higher risk of infection.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 11 Jan 2022 16:01:35 +0000 big chief 655 at https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus COVID-19 Hospitalizations for the week ending 1/1/22 https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/latest-news/covid-19-hospitalizations-week-ending-1122 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">COVID-19 Hospitalizations for the week ending 1/1/22</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/coronavirus/users/big-chief" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">big chief</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 01/03/2022 - 15:18</span> <a href="/coronavirus/blog-post-rss/648" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to COVID-19 Hospitalizations for the week ending 1/1/22"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-center"><img alt="Covid Hospitalizations" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="815" src="https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/sites/default/files/COVID%20Documents/MicrosoftTeams-image%20%281%29.png" width="815" class="align-center" /></p> <p>Here are the weekly data showing hospitalizations for patients with COVID-19 in our hospitals. The omicron variant is impacting how we consider case counts and hospitalizations. These data have some limitations, our chief hospital epidemiologist tells us.</p> <p>When the delta variant was circulating and commonly causing severe disease, it was clearer that many patients with COVID were hospitalized because of COVID. Omicron can commonly cause mild symptoms or even no symptoms, especially among vaccinated people. Some of these hospitalized patients may have incidental COVID infection.</p> <p>These numbers do clearly reflect an increased burden on hospitals and clinics. In addition to increased numbers of people needing testing and care, our staffs are also stretched as doctors, nurses and others get infected and need to isolate. We appreciate your understanding and patience with wait times and rescheduled procedures.</p> <p>Positivity rates are up. Reported cases are up. The rate of transmission is high. Please take precautions to help limit the spread: avoid crowds, wear masks in public indoor places and wash your hands well and often.</p> <p>Vaccination and boosters remain the best way to reduce risk of serious illness and hospitalization. Data are emerging that show a boosted individual is more protected against infection with the omicron variant than those who have not been boosted. Even if not boosted, a vaccinated person is at lower risk of infection and, if infected, severe complications with omicron. And don’t forget the flu vaccine – we’re seeing a lot of flu and other winter illnesses along with COVID.</p> <p>These data reflect patients hospitalized over the 7-day period ending Jan. 1 on our Nashville campus, including our Children's Hospital; Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital, Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital and Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital. The lighter blue bars reflect patients who are "partially vaccinated," meaning they’re between 2 doses or have had 2 doses less than 14 days ago. The “fully vaccinated” group includes those with and without a booster. Those without boosters may have higher risk of infection.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Mon, 03 Jan 2022 21:18:23 +0000 big chief 648 at https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus COVID-19 Hospitalizations for the week ending 12/25/21 https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/latest-news/covid-19-hospitalizations-week-ending-122521 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">COVID-19 Hospitalizations for the week ending 12/25/21</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/coronavirus/users/nichoa9" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">nichoa9</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 12/28/2021 - 17:19</span> <a href="/coronavirus/blog-post-rss/647" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to COVID-19 Hospitalizations for the week ending 12/25/21"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-center"><img alt="COVID-19 Hospitalizations for the week ending 12/25/21" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/sites/default/files/COVID%20Documents/270061416_10159870318370859_7663446252968040094_n.png" /></p> <p>Hospitalizations for COVID-19 continue to increase as the delta variant keeps circulating and the more contagious omicron variant causes a spike in cases.</p> <p>We continue to urge vaccinations and boosters as the most important step in helping control the pandemic. Wearing masks in public indoor settings, frequent and thorough hand-washing and getting tested before you gather in large groups are also important, especially as we head into New Year’s celebrations.</p> <p>These data reflect patients hospitalized over the 7-day period ending Dec. 25 on our Nashville campus, including our Children's Hospital; Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital, Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital and Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital. It includes patients hospitalized with active COVID infection. It doesn't include patients who remain hospitalized because of lasting complications of their illness. The lighter blue bars reflect patients who are "partially vaccinated," meaning they are between 2 doses or have had 2 doses less than 14 days ago.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 28 Dec 2021 23:19:30 +0000 nichoa9 647 at https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus COVID-19 Hospitalizations for the week ending 12/18/21 https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/latest-news/covid-19-hospitalizations-week-ending-121821 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">COVID-19 Hospitalizations for the week ending 12/18/21</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/coronavirus/users/big-chief" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">big chief</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 12/20/2021 - 11:38</span> <a href="/coronavirus/blog-post-rss/644" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to COVID-19 Hospitalizations for the week ending 12/18/21"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><img alt="Covid Hospitalizations" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/sites/default/files/COVID%20Documents/999cd4cce8dd32303ff6972be7528ec356a465ca9b41202bedc2f44b8218002b.png" class="align-center" /></p> <p>We've seen a jump in hospitalizations for COVID-19 as the delta variant continues to circulate and the Metro Health Department reported last week the first case of the more contagious omicron variant in Nashville. As we head into holiday gatherings and travel, please be safe. We continue to urge vaccinations and boosters as the most important tools in our toolbox for controlling the pandemic. Wearing masks in public indoor settings, frequent and thorough hand-washing and getting tested before you gather in large groups are also important.</p> <p>While initial reports suggest that the omicron variant may cause less severe disease, we're not sure about that, particularly among those who haven't been vaccinated. The concern is that if we all get sick at the same time, hospitals will again be overwhelmed and unable to care for everyone -- not only those with COVID but heart attacks, car wrecks, strokes and other emergencies.</p> <p>We wish everyone a happy, healthy and safe holiday!</p> <p>These data reflect patients hospitalized over the 7-day period ending Dec. 18 on our Nashville campus, including our Children's Hospital; Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital, Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital and Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital. It includes patients with active COVID infection. It doesn't include patients who remain hospitalized because of lasting complications of their illness. The lighter blue bars reflect patients who are "partially vaccinated," meaning they are between 2 doses or have had 2 doses less than 14 days ago.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Mon, 20 Dec 2021 17:38:31 +0000 big chief 644 at https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus COVID-19 Hospitalizations for the week ending 12/4/21 https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/latest-news/covid-19-hospitalizations-week-ending-12421 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">COVID-19 Hospitalizations for the week ending 12/4/21</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/coronavirus/users/big-chief" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">big chief</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 12/06/2021 - 13:27</span> <a href="/coronavirus/blog-post-rss/640" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to COVID-19 Hospitalizations for the week ending 12/4/21"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-center"><img alt="Hospitalization Numbers" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/sites/default/files/COVID%20Documents/MicrosoftTeams-image%20%287%29.png" class="align-center" /></p> <p> </p> <p>Hospitalizations for COVID appear stable as we head into the holiday season and carefully watch the omicron variant. Our chief hospital epidemiologist calls the new variant "concerning," but says it's too soon to project the impact omicron may have in the United States. We continue to recommend vaccination and boosters if you're eligible, masking in indoor public settings and frequent, thorough hand washing. We also are beginning to diagnose cases of the flu -- flu vaccines are also an important way to keep yourself and your family protected.</p> <p>These data reflect patients hospitalized over the 7-day period ending Dec. 4 on our Nashville campus, including our Children's Hospital; Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital, Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital and Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital. It includes patients with active COVID infection. It doesn't include patients who remain hospitalized because of lasting complications of their illness. The lighter blue bars reflect patients who are "partially vaccinated," meaning they are between 2 doses or have had 2 doses less than 14 days ago.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Mon, 06 Dec 2021 19:27:38 +0000 big chief 640 at https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus COVID-19 Hospitalizations for the week ending 11/27/21 https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/latest-news/covid-19-hospitalizations-week-ending-112721 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">COVID-19 Hospitalizations for the week ending 11/27/21</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/coronavirus/users/big-chief" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">big chief</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 11/30/2021 - 09:14</span> <a href="/coronavirus/blog-post-rss/637" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to COVID-19 Hospitalizations for the week ending 11/27/21"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-center"><img alt="Covid Hospitalizations" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/sites/default/files/COVID%20Documents/MicrosoftTeams-image%20%286%29.png" class="align-center" /></p> <p> </p> <p>We are seeing a steady rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations, which is especially concerning as we head into flu season. Hospitalizations for COVID-19 in our health system are the highest they have been since the week ending 10/30. Infections are rising statewide and transmission rates are high in our region.</p> <p>Vaccinations to protect you and your family against COVID-19 and the flu are more important than ever. If you've not yet gotten those immunizations or the COVID-19 booster, we encourage you to talk to your doctor or other healthcare provider.</p> <p>These data reflect patients hospitalized over the 7-day period ending Nov. 27 on our Nashville campus, including our Children's Hospital; Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital, Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital and Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital. It includes patients with active COVID infection. It doesn't include patients who remain hospitalized because of lasting complications of their illness. The lighter blue bars reflect patients who are "partially vaccinated," meaning they are between 2 doses or have had 2 doses less than 14 days ago.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 30 Nov 2021 15:14:03 +0000 big chief 637 at https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus COVID-19 Hospitalizations for the week ending 11/20/21 https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/latest-news/covid-19-hospitalizations-week-ending-112021 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">COVID-19 Hospitalizations for the week ending 11/20/21</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/coronavirus/users/big-chief" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">big chief</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 11/23/2021 - 09:24</span> <a href="/coronavirus/blog-post-rss/636" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to COVID-19 Hospitalizations for the week ending 11/20/21"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><img alt="Covid Hospitalizations" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/sites/default/files/COVID%20Documents/MicrosoftTeams-image%20%285%29.png" class="align-center" /> <p> </p> <p>Hospitalizations for COVID-19 in our health system are up slightly this week, as the decline in overall cases across the state, and in many parts of the country, levels off.</p> <p>As we all prepare for family gatherings, here are some reminders from the CDC on safer ways to celebrate the holidays: <a href="http://spr.ly/6184Jiw0C">http://spr.ly/6184Jiw0C</a> . Also, vaccinations to protect you and your family against COVID-19 and the flu are more important than ever. If you've not yet gotten those immunizations or the COVID-19 booster, we encourage you to talk to your doctor or other healthcare provider.</p> <p>These data reflect patients hospitalized over the 7-day period ending Nov. 20 on our Nashville campus, including our Children's Hospital; Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital, Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital and Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital. It includes patients with active COVID infection. It doesn't include patients who remain hospitalized because of lasting complications of their illness. The lighter blue bars reflect patients who are "partially vaccinated," meaning they are between 2 doses or have had 2 doses less than 14 days ago.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 23 Nov 2021 15:24:16 +0000 big chief 636 at https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus COVID-19 Hospitalizations for the week ending 11/13/21 https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/latest-news/covid-19-hospitalizations-week-ending-111321 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">COVID-19 Hospitalizations for the week ending 11/13/21</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/coronavirus/users/big-chief" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">big chief</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 11/15/2021 - 12:55</span> <a href="/coronavirus/blog-post-rss/635" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to COVID-19 Hospitalizations for the week ending 11/13/21"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-center"><img alt="COVID Hospitalizations" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="575" src="https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/sites/default/files/COVID%20Documents/MicrosoftTeams-image%20%284%29.png" width="575" class="align-center" /></p> <p> </p> <p>Hospitalizations for COVID-19 in our region, and across the state continue to drop. However, the decline in overall cases across the state, and in many parts of the country, is leveling off. We're watching these numbers closely, particularly as we enter flu season.</p> <p>Vaccination to protect you and your family against the flu is more important than ever. If you've not yet gotten your flu and/or COVID-19 vaccine or booster, we encourage you to talk to your doctor or other healthcare provider.</p> <p>These data reflect patients hospitalized over the 7-day period ending Nov. 13 on our Nashville campus, including our Children's Hospital; Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital, Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital and Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital. It includes patients with active COVID infection. It doesn't include patients who remain hospitalized because of lasting complications of their illness. The lighter blue bars reflect patients who are "partially vaccinated," meaning they are between 2 doses or have had 2 doses less than 14 days ago.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Mon, 15 Nov 2021 18:55:55 +0000 big chief 635 at https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus COVID Hospitalizations for Week Ending Nov. 6, 2021 https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/latest-news/covid-hospitalizations-week-ending-nov-6-2021 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">COVID Hospitalizations for Week Ending Nov. 6, 2021</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/coronavirus/users/manleycf" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">manleycf</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 11/09/2021 - 09:07</span> <a href="/coronavirus/blog-post-rss/634" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to COVID Hospitalizations for Week Ending Nov. 6, 2021"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p> </p> <p><img alt="Covid Hospitalizations Week Ending Nov 6 2021" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus/sites/default/files/COVID-19%20Hospitalizations%207%20days%20%2816%29.png" /></p> <p> </p> <p>We're hopeful as we watch the number of patients hospitalized with COVID continue to decline in our hospitals and across the state. Still, the Centers for Disease Control rates the risk to unvaccinated people in our region as "very high" based on positivity rates and rates of cases per 100,000 population. We're watching that designation closely.</p> <p>The majority of those vaccinated still being hospitalized and in ICU care because of COVID are transplant recipients, cancer patients and others whose immune systems are compromised and who can't mount as strong a response to the vaccine. We can help protect those people by reducing the spread of COVID through vaccination. If you're not yet vaccinated, please talk to your doctor or find a vaccine near you at <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fl.facebook.com%2Fl.php%3Fu%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fspr.ly%252F6183yCzEX%253Ffbclid%253DIwAR3XMntkSsv8Nb50x-K4wcenqPaFNe_svzkL2d4j6x8XWtdRPv21Qn-idyk%26h%3DAT2mszLNYyo48jeucnYukkmj5Mwpn8wKGE4lQou_p9Q_r4rf72WlmBpmJETEwuwbAgZkSoUUgYWScpZelM_TbMQ2QwrqPTtBKpReuIlOIXmDDEpn7X6BZksrkQenuMCPFA35zpK0o20kdQPmNNs8WKxRjQ%26__tn__%3D-UK-R%26c%255b0%255d%3DAT1KUA1EWmjF4M81se3jhTsAmhKj1CNVGNhHGGW3Jo5EvIlIZXayyJ-cA9lqxeZ3pEni8-2xHnrUt6z9GP3I37sb-U98-RV01T1ncVWwlQltVMVi6CHpKSHmhGy6BYhTKneUhTAw163kTUjdBdyPFtYWaqr5upzykKKFx1oVzuA1w9wLsB-zOmesFoWdjhBniceg6pvSIlq0&amp;data=04%7C01%7Ccynthia.manley%40vumc.org%7C889e26c2bf2c4eb72f4108d9a391502a%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637720666770412806%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=E4yD33Fy1MqQNj73LcTH27AyPdWye5MeUZiv6K2Zggg%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalsrc="https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fspr.ly%2F6183yCzEX%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR3XMntkSsv8Nb50x-K4wcenqPaFNe_svzkL2d4j6x8XWtdRPv21Qn-idyk&amp;h=AT2mszLNYyo48jeucnYukkmj5Mwpn8wKGE4lQou_p9Q_r4rf72WlmBpmJETEwuwbAgZkSoUUgYWScpZelM_TbMQ2QwrqPTtBKpReuIlOIXmDDEpn7X6BZksrkQenuMCPFA35zpK0o20kdQPmNNs8WKxRjQ&amp;__tn__=-UK-R&amp;c%5b0%5d=AT1KUA1EWmjF4M81se3jhTsAmhKj1CNVGNhHGGW3Jo5EvIlIZXayyJ-cA9lqxeZ3pEni8-2xHnrUt6z9GP3I37sb-U98-RV01T1ncVWwlQltVMVi6CHpKSHmhGy6BYhTKneUhTAw163kTUjdBdyPFtYWaqr5upzykKKFx1oVzuA1w9wLsB-zOmesFoWdjhBniceg6pvSIlq0" shash="z4lgPhowzNF8HDtIYnR1Ni2CDfqWkcyMKRrH57utSL9IAx7BmBJ3jnWXHs4GLMfk8BWi6aRX7kxhsd6p05ITCwzwumhZA0FtcbV6pFy374rffEoeOEPeclh9VwV4aZGez7F2cJFl/o16lhAz9fMYbEsVB0atTfsOBHShdxVElXI=" target="_blank">http://spr.ly/6183yCzEX</a>.</p> <p>These data reflect patients hospitalized over the 7-day period ending Nov. 6 on our Nashville campus, including our Children's Hospital; Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital, Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital and Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital. It includes patients with active COVID infection. It doesn't include patients who remain hospitalized because of lasting complications of their illness. The lighter blue bars reflect patients who are "partially vaccinated," meaning they are between 2 doses or have had 2 doses less than 14 days ago.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 09 Nov 2021 15:07:34 +0000 manleycf 634 at https://www.vumc.org/coronavirus