General statewide levels remain “low,” but case counts have been rising, according to the health department.
Professionals, politicians and the public are showing little recognition of the long-term changes Covid will inevitably make in our lives.
The federal agency has said health care facilities in areas with low, moderate or substantial Covid transmission can drop mask mandates, but some experts have concerns about the safety of the new policy.
The latest booster shot targets the BA.4 and BA.5 strains, providing increased protection against the dominant variants in Vermont.
Hospital admissions have risen in recent weeks but remain far below surge levels.
As of Oct. 1, Canada is lifting vaccination and testing requirements for people crossing into the country.
The state hit its lowest PCR testing level since the earliest days of the pandemic.
Active outbreaks in educational settings went up this week, according to state data, while hospital admissions and case numbers stayed level.
Metrics like cases and hospitalizations that increased last week are back down again, the Vermont Department of Health reported Wednesday.
Availability at certain Vermont pharmacies and walk-in clinics starts Wednesday. The booster is designed to target the now-dominant variants of the virus and is recommended for everyone 12 and older.
The FEMA program has received applications related to just one-third of the people statewide who have died of the virus, according to its own data.
The Vermont Department of Health reported a rise in Covid metrics this week, but still rated the state as “low” overall.
Vermont is expecting 17,000 doses in its first shipment, state officials said.
It’s too soon to say if the 47 Covid hospitalizations reported Wednesday signal a more significant shift.