We're cautiously hopeful about the numbers we release today. Our overall number of patients hospitalized for COVID are down -- but by just a smidge. The burden on hospitals and their caregivers is still very high, and frontline health care workers still need your support, patience and kindness. Those who are so sick that they need to be in the hospital, in ICU care or on ventilators are disproportionately unvaccinated against COVID-19. The vaccines continue to reduce risk of serious and life-threatening illness. If you're not yet vaccinated, please talk to your doctor or find a vaccine near you at http://spr.ly/6183yCzEX.
These data reflect patients hospitalized over the 7-day period ending Sept. 18 on our Nashville campus, including our Children's Hospital; Vanderbilt Wilson County 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.
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