CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman Regional Medical Center is encouraging people to get their COVID-19 vaccinations as the community, state and nation experience a new rise in cases. New forms of the virus, including Delta and Gamma variants, are increasing in frequency as students prepare to return to school.
“What we are seeing with the variant is greater transmission of the virus,” said Dr. William Smith, Cullman Regional Chief Medical Officer. “The people who were previously vaccinated are not getting as sick. In order to help stop the spread, it’s important that everyone get vaccinated.”
Cullman Regional has seen an uptick in cases, with 23 hospitalized patients, two of them on ventilators.
Hospital Public Relations Coordinator Mary Beth Sellers said, “The majority of people being hospitalized are unvaccinated.”
The hospital offers the Pfizer vaccine at its Urgent Care Center, 1958 Ala. SR 157 by appointment on Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
For more information or to schedule your vaccination appointment, visit https://cullmanregional.com/cullman-regional-vaccination-clinics/ or call 256-737-2090.
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