GRADY COUNTY, Okla. (KFOR) – As families prepare to gather together for Christmas, health experts globally are expecting to see an increase in COVID-19 cases.
Doctors in Grady County recently released a public letter to the community, urging unvaccinated people to consider getting vaccinated.
“We have seen first-hand what COVID-19 can do to patients and their families, and for that reason, we were among the first to roll up our sleeves to vaccinate- please as soon as it becomes available to us in December 2020. We take pride in the fact that all of our physicians, nurses and physician assistants are fully immunized,” the letter reads.
Although health care professionals have been vaccinated, they say many members of the public are not.
As a result, COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Grady County.
Officials said nearly all of the patients hospitalized with the virus were unvaccinated.
“If the flow of patients continues at this rate, we will again find ourselves in a situation where there are not enough nurses, doctors and supplies to take care of everyone,” the letter read. “We continue to ask for your help. The most important thing you can do for us, for your family, for your community, is vaccinate and strengthen against COVID-19. Even if you have been infected with COVID before, even if you are healthy and young, getting vaccinated is increasingly important, especially with new variants on the rise. ”
The letter was signed by 30 doctors and nurses at Grady Memorial Hospital, Five Oaks Family Medical Clinic, Tuttle Family Medical Clinic and Rush Springs Family Medical Clinic.
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