CAY HILL: St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) had four COVID-19 positive patients admitted over the weekend. None were vaccinated.
This observation is worrying for SMMC as an increase in COVID-19 admissions can result in the temporary suspension of non-urgent care such as Outpatient appointments, procedures, consultations and elective surgeries, all of which ultimately can affect the health of non-COVID-19 patients.
SMMC yet again urges the public to consider being vaccinated. SMMC advises anyone with questions or doubts about the vaccine to consult their family doctor or a medical specialist. While the vaccine does not prevent one from contracting COVID-19, it protects against severe COVID-19 disease which can lead to long term health complications or death.
The vaccine is still available free of charge on St. Maarten until July 31.
Get vaccinated Mondays through Fridays at Belair Community Center from 9:00am to 3:00pm and at the Vineyard Building from 8:30am to 4:00pm or attend any pop-up vaccination events organized by the Public Health Ministry.