COVID-19 Updated Statistics Reinforce Need for Vaccine

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (August 2, 2021) As the COVID numbers across the state, as well as locally, continue to increase, Forrest General Hospital would like to provide an update to encourage people to highly consider getting the vaccine. According to Steven Farrell, MD, Forrest General chief medical officer, “We have seen a slow increase in the number of vaccines requested in the community. Nothing can help us in the long run more than dramatically increasing our vaccination rates to protect our community and our healthcare system’s ability to staff our hospital and clinics. Please consider following the science and getting a COVID vaccine at the earliest convenience.”

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