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The American Medical Association released results from a recent survey showing over 96% of practicing physicians in America are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Of the remaining physicians, 45% do plan to get vaccinated.
The survey was conducted June 3-8 and yielded a 20% increase in physicians who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 compared to a similar poll conducted in May by Medscape.
“Physicians and clinicians are uniquely positioned to listen to and validate patient concerns, and one of the most powerful anecdotes a physician can offer is that they themselves have been vaccinated,” said AMA President Susan R. Bailey, MD. “You can take it from your doctor: the COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. With COVID-19 vaccines readily available and approved for all people 12 years old and up, we urge you to get vaccinated—take the single most important step you can to protect yourself, your family, and end the COVID-19 pandemic.”
The World Health Organization reports 4,031,725 worldwide deaths caused by COVID-19 since January 2020. 601,867 Americans died from the virus. As of July 8, a total of 3,078,787,056 coronavirus vaccines have been administered worldwide.
In the week of July 2 through July 8, the Tennessee Department of Health reported an average of 1.1 positive COVID-19 cases reported per day in Carroll County. In that week, the county averaged 13.1 tests per day.
COVID Act Now reports 37.1% of Carroll County residents have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, 33% of whom are fully vaccinated.
To find clinics, pharmacies, and other locations across Tennessee offering COVID-19 vaccines, visit vaccinefinder.org.
If you are unable to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at this time, the CDC encourages you to wear a mask when around others, wash your hands, avoid being around others who are sick, avoid crowds, avoid poorly-ventilated spaces and continue social distancing.