COVID 19

DECEMBER 5, 2021: COVID-19 UPDATE

As the great Yogi Berra once said, "It ain't over til its over."  Recent COVID-19 spikes and concerns about a highly transmissible omicron variant have once again reminded us that we need to remain vigilant in keeping ourselves safe and healthy.

What Can You Do?

  1. If you are not yet vaccinated against COVID-19, please obtain one as soon as possible.  If you have a child under 5 years of age, I anticipate approval for the vaccine for this age group shortly after the 1st of the year.
  2. If you are over 18 years old, get your COVID-19 booster.  The boosters have been shown to be quite effective and give you best chance of minimizing infection or hospitalization should you get COVID-19.
  3. Avoid large indoor settings.  The virus has a highly likelihood of transmission in the smaller quarters with poorer ventilation.  If attending gatherings, please try to insure that all who are present are vaccinated.
  4. In public settings, wear your mask. It works and cuts transmission rates.
  5. Don't forget about the flu and other respiratory viruses.  They are prevalent now and can easily mimic COVID-19 symptoms.  If you have not received your flu vaccine, please do so.

What Are We Doing?

  1. Chicago Pulmonary Specialists continues to enforce the strictest infection control measures in order to keep you safe during your visit.
  2. Traffic control measures, use of room purifiers, strict mask policy, and aggressive COVID-19 monitoring for patients undergoing higher infectious transmission procedures remain in effect.  We welcome any additional measures that you may have.