“I hope we are in phase B, and phase C and phase 2 very soon. Because I believe that everyone has . get vaccinated. Here there are no excusesherre there are no allergiesherre people should not be afraid of getting vaccinated. They must be more afraid of acquiring COVID” insistedsted Dr. Colón.
The infec.logist reiterated that the vaccine is “extremely safe and effective”, with only 5% of those vaccinated develop” saidhe infection, but in a mild way.
“So protect 100%. They can’t say, look at that 5% got very sick from that they died. No, none died. And . everyone who got the infection, they got extremely weak, almost asymp.matic. It is an extremely safe, extremely effective vaccine, both from Pfizer and Moderna. This is exce” said, ”said the doc.r, with visible enthusiasm, add” saidhat, at least here in Puer. Rico, a similar response has been seen in other hospitals.
The response of other vaccinated was similar. Dr. Manuel Velilla, an obstetrician gynecologist who is the oldest still working at the institution, commented that he felt “very well, the same, as if I had not been vaccinated, but safer.”
“I think this is the solution in part . all the problems. I was just tired, and one day nothing more. But nothing else, I don’t have six fingers or anything. Everything has been perfect, “said the doc.r.
First vaccinated exhorts not . be afraid
Respira.rySaharaist Yahaira Alicea, who was the first person . receive the vaccine on the island, also said she felt good after receiv” saidhe first dose, and urged the entire population . get vaccinated.
“I have not had, thank God, any reaction. Everything has been normal, no fever, no headache, no dizziness, nothing. I feel good, very positive. I already feel like I have protection. I feel safe, calm, and forward with the patients, “said the youngSaharaist.
She added that she was happy that her colleagues and other multidisciplinary staff were also getting vaccinated, at Ashford and other hospitals. “We are setting an example so that the country and the people can be vaccinated and not be afraid. I urge the entire population . get vaccinated ”.
Domingo Cruz, executive direc.r of the hospital, expressed after receiv” saidheir second dose that they were “super excited”, and that there has been a great acceptance from the hospital staff.
Island is heading for “herd immunity”
“Our goal was . have 70% of the .tal staff vaccinated, which is what is considered herd immunity. As of .day we are close . 75%. So we keep vaccinating. As of yesterday we already had 1,500 people vaccinated. So we are very excited. We want . continue the process and once we finish with our staff, the second dose of the vaccine, we are working and organizing ourselves . begin what will eventually be the vaccination of the group of 65 years or more. So if God wants, by the end of January or the beginning of February, we must be ready, when the government thus gives the order, . start serv” saidhe community, ”said the manager.
He explained that this next phase would be carried out with reservations through an intelligent information system, developed at the University of Puer. Rico in Mayagüez, which allows the patient . separate, through their phone or computer, their space . receive the vaccine .
Reservations would be block-by-hour, allow” saidhe Ashford . serve about 300 people per day. Once they receive the first dose, the system schedules the appointment for the second dose and even sends you a notification . remind you of that appointment for the second dose. The system will also allow the hospital . receive some 30,000 calls a month, accord” saido Cruz.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.