Public Health to Scale Down Vaccination Site Operations

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A VIP StarNETWORK medical staff member prepares a Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine at a #VAXTOSCHOOL pop-up site at Life of Hope Center, Oct. 21, 2021, in New York City. (Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images, FILE via ABC News)

As covid cases continue to decrease, the Department of Public Health and Social Services will now be scaling down operations of their vaccination sites.

PNC’s Althea Engman has more…

During today’s public health meeting, Patrick Luces, Public Health Program Coordinator, announced that PIC and Nikko Hotel have closed their testing sites earlier this week.

Luces also said that by the end of the month, Public Health will close all hotels, as well as the Agana Shopping Center testing sites as well.

He added, ” We want to encourage everyone to go and get vaccinated while we still have it open to the community and public. After September 30th, you will be able to reach out to our Northern and Southern community health clinics and call to make an appointment.”

Earlier this week ABC news reported that “President Joe Biden turned heads Sunday night when he declared the COVID-19 pandemic is “over” even while stating the United States is still having a “problem” with the virus.”

However, Dr. Bob Leon Guerrero, Acting Chief Medical Officer, says otherwise. Saying that President Biden spoke too soon and could’ve misused words to explain the situation because only the World Health Organization can make the call.

Dr. Bob added, “But what they’re basically trying to insinuate is that the infection rates in us are below pandemic levels so that’s probably what he meant but the pandemic despite no means is over, it’s not even close to being over.”

Dr.Anne Pobutsky, Guam’s territorial epidemiologist added that it seems that what is occurring is the move from a pandemic to an endemicity which means that it is becoming endemic and something that we just have to live with, just like the flu.

And, although Guam is rolling less than 20 positive cases per day, public health continues to urge the community to get vaccinated.

Reporting for PNC News
I’m Althea Engman

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