Nassau County Emergency Management
July 22, 2021
Local physicians stand united in recommending immunization against Coronavirus Disease 2019 (CoViD-19) for everyone who is medically able to receive the vaccine. The Nassau County Medical Society sent a joint letter to the Emergency Operations Center endorsing vaccination for everyone eligible.
The vaccine offers very good protection against multiple variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and has been proven to significantly reduce the likelihood of severe illness, hospitalization, and death in those who do get infected.
Dr. Chip Ross has 40 years of experience as a physician specializing in Emergency Medicine. He has reviewed Nassau County’s recent CoViD data, and after working several shifts in BMC-Nassau’s Emergency Room in the past week, stated publicly during Monday’s Fernandina Beach City Commission meeting:
“More than 99% of the patients being hospitalized with CoViD — and our hospital is overflowing — are not fully vaccinated. The CoViD vaccines are highly effective in preventing severe disease. I’m vaccinated, my wife is vaccinated, my sister is vaccinated, as are her daughter and son-in-law, who are both emergency room doctors…. If asked, I would advise anyone attending this meeting to do likewise. I would urge anyone who is not vaccinated to get vaccinated as soon as possible, both for their own sake and to protect their families and the public at large.”