December 22, 2021, 3:16 pm
Has been updated:
December 22, 2021 16:48
Nine of the 10 Covid patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Norfolk Hospital have not been vaccinated with the virus.
It is understood that 90% of Covid patients in the James Paget University Hospital (JPUH) ICU have not had a jab in the past few months.
Currently, 18 people are being treated for Covid at hospitals covering the Great Yarmouth and Waveney regions, including those who are not in the ICU.
It is a report that nationally suggests that a significant number of Covid patients in need of treatment in hospitals are not vaccinated. At Addenbrooke’s in Cambridge, the Chief Operating Officer said about 80% of patients seen in general wards and critical care centers were unvaccinated.
On Sunday, Health Minister Sajid Javid said that nine out of ten Covid patients who required extracorporeal membrane oxygenation from July to November were not vaccinated between July and November. Pointed out the national figures that indicate.
Professor Rupert Perth, who works at the Royal London Hospital and St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London, said unvaccinated people accounted for up to 90% of Covid’s hospitalizations.
After Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised to provide booster jabs to all adults by December 31, people are pleading for booster jabs.
No figures were available to indicate the proportion of unvaccinated coronavirus patients at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn.
However, a spokesman for Norfolk and Waveney’s integrated care system said: You can choose a vaccination center near you and book a walk-in in Norfolk and Waveney.
“As the number of cases of Omicron variants in the community increases, booster jabs can restore protection from Covid infections to about 75 pc, so the NHS will turbocharge the booster program to provide supplements to all eligible adults by the end of the year. To do. .”
Dr. Louise Smith, director of public health in Norfolk, said that practicing public health, wearing face masks in public and being vaccinated are the most important ways to protect people. I did.
She said that those who caught Covid and were not vaccinated “much more likely to develop severe symptoms and eventually be hospitalized.”