The clinic updates the COVID-19 visit policy; ‘Dollars for Doses’ Vaccination Clinics Coming to East Side: Coronavirus Update February 22, 2022
The clinic updates the COVID-19 visit policy;  ‘Dollars for Doses’ Vaccination Clinics Coming to East Side: Coronavirus Update February 22, 2022

The clinic updates the COVID-19 visit policy; ‘Dollars for Doses’ Vaccination Clinics Coming to East Side: Coronavirus Update February 22, 2022

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Cleveland Clinic is updating its COVID-19 visit policy to allow more visitors, and ‘Dollars for Doses’ vaccine clinics are offering cash for vaccination at locations across the Cleveland East Side.

Cleveland.com picks up some of the most notable news about coronavirus online. Here’s what you need to know for Tuesday, February 22nd.

The clinic updates the visit policies to allow more visitors

Cleveland Clinic locations in Ohio and Florida will allow two visitors per patient instead of one, as of Tuesday, the health care system announced.

Updated guidelines will allow two visitors 18 years and older in all care settings for all patients, including patients with COVID-19.

“We are optimistic about the ongoing decline in COVID-19 positivity rates, both at our test sites and in our communities,” the clinic said in a statement. “This sustained trend means we can safely invite more visitors back to see our patients.”

In December, the clinic and the university hospitals added new restrictions on patient visits to cope with the increasing number of COVID-19 patients. At that time, the clinic limited visitors to one adult visitor per day. patient.

Other visiting policies:

Visiting hours are still 7.00 to 21.00

Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19, or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, may visit a patient at least 10 days after they have tested positive or been exposed.

Visitors must wear masks, pass a COVID-19 health screening and disinfect their hands upon arrival.

Visitors to patients with COVID-19 must wear a mask, eye protection, dress and gloves.

The clinic’s full visit policy can be found on its website at clevelandclinic.org/visitation.

‘Dollars for Doses’ vaccine clinics offer cash for vaccination

Greater Cleveland Congregations and Centers for Families and Children host “Dollars for Doses” vaccine clinics at various East Side locations.

Participants will receive $ 100 in cash for their first vaccine, $ 50 for their second and $ 25 for their booster, organizers said. They can also receive $ 25 for each friend they bring to be vaccinated.

The vaccine clinics will now be held through Saturday, September 24th. Janssen (J&J), Moderna and Pfizer vaccines and boosters will be available for the 5 and up.

Here are the dates and locations for upcoming vaccine clinics in March and April. For information on future clinics, contact the Centers for Families and Children at (216) 325-9355.

* Saturday, March 5 at 12:00 to 4:00 p.m., Shiloh Baptist Church, 5500 Scovill Ave., Cleveland.

* Saturday, March 19 at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Olivet Institutional Baptist Church, 8712 Quincy Ave., Cleveland.

* Saturday, April 2 at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Imani United Church of Christ, 1505 E. 260th St., Euclid.

* Saturday, April 16 at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lee Road Baptist Church, 3970 Lee Road, Cleveland.

* Saturday, April 30 at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Elizabeth Baptist Church, 6114 Francis Ave., Cleveland.

Asymptomatic COVID-19 unlikely in unvaccinated, study suggests

Healthy, unvaccinated adults receiving COVID-19 are unlikely to be asymptomatic, suggests a new study conducted in Maryland. This is in contrast to other research suggesting that asymptomatic infection is common.

“Some studies suggest that asymptomatic infection can occur as often as 50% of the time,” but the new research casts doubt on that claim, said senior author Dr. Edward Miter. He is Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences at Bethesda, Md.

That new study included 263 uninfected, unvaccinated health workers at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda. They were generally healthy and usually had immune systems.

From August 2020 to February 2021, participants took PCR test when they had COVID-19 symptoms. They also underwent monthly antibody testing to detect any cases of COVID-19 that were asymptomatic or missed by PCR testing.

A total of 12 participants tested positive for COVID-19 and had all symptoms, according to the researchers. The results were recently published in the Open Forum Infectious Diseases.

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