Huntsville Hospital CEO Jeff Samz is urging more people to get vaccinated. He spoke on the topic on Sept. 1 during the City of Huntsville’s weekly COVID-19 briefing. Samz stated these numbers for Madison County:
“We don’t need a few people to get vaccinated. We need 70,000 people to go get vaccinated,” Samz stressed.
“The individual choices people are making in our community to not get vaccinated are having an impact on everyone,” he added.
Watch Samz’ full comments, starting at 1:00.
As of September 2, Huntsville Hospital had 208 in-patients, with 45 in ICU, and 35 on ventilators. According to Samz, 90 percent of those cases are unvaccinated people.
You can sign up for the vaccine today at huntsvillehospital.org, through your doctors’ office, or at vaccines.gov for an appointment at a local pharmacy. If you know someone who isn’t vaccinated, please urge them to talk with their doctor today.