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"As a physician I feel confident that vaccination is the best protection against COVID and these new more aggressive variants."
– Kristin Mascotti, MD
"I am happy I got the Moderna Vaccine to protect myself and others… I would love to know if my anti-bodies crossed, and that my healthy newborn is protected as well!"
– Ellison Warner, RN
"The most important thing you can do to protect your health and well-being, that of your family, and that of your community is to get a vaccine."
– Gregory Poland, MD
"I felt vaccinating at NCH was a necessary step to further safeguard the health of our staff and patients."
– Paul Hiltz, CEO
Community Immunity Mobile

COVID in Our Community: By the Numbers

Our healthcare system is at a critical moment with more cases today that we had a year ago. We need your help in keeping our community safe and healthy. It’s time to come together as a community and show unity.

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Delta variant is 5x more contagious
0
Number NCH is
currently treating
0
Stay six feet
apart from others
~ 0 %
Approximate percentage of
unvaccinated inpatients
~ 0 %
Approximate percentage of
unvaccinated ICU patients
0
Number of ventilators
being used
0 %
Percentage of vaccinated
NCH employees
0 %
Percentage of fully vaccinated
Collier County residents
~ 0 %
Delta variant hospitalization rate
is about 85% higher than Alpha
0 x
People under 50 are 2.5x
more likely to contract Delta
0
Average age of
hospitalized patients
0
Pediatric COVID patients currently admitted to the hospital

* Statistics change daily and are updated as often as data is available.

Mayo Clinic Q&A with Dr. Gregory Poland

In this Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group, goes into detail about the latest COVID-19 research, back-to-school masking, air travel and explains why people who have already had COVID-19 still need to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

Mayo Clinic Q&A

Facts on the COVID-19 Vaccine and Fertility Virtual Webinar

Dr. Kristin Mascotti, NCH Healthcare System Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Betsy Brothers, OB/GYN, Dr. Thomas Beckett OB/GYN, Dr. Bruce Cohen, Maternal Fetal Medicine OB/GYN, Dr. Michael Alper, Reproductive Endocrinologist OB/GYN answered questions from the community regarding fertility and the COVID-19 vaccine.

NCH Encourages Community Unity to Bolster Immunity

COVID: Let’s Know the Facts

Hear from NCH Chief Operations Officer Jon Kling, Dr. Douglas Harrington, Dr. David Lindner, and special guest Dr. Gregory Poland, infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group, as they answer questions on the vaccine and NCH’s vaccine policy.

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COVID Vaccine: Myths vs Facts

This global health crisis has become a public relations crisis of misinformation. In Naples, we’ve worked closely with physicians to lead with science. We’ve listened to our physician and clinical leaders and have watched the data in our community healthcare system. The facts are clear: the vaccine is effective and dramatically reduces the symptoms of COVID. Have questions? Please submit them HERE.

MYTH

Is it safe for me to get a COVID-19 vaccine if I would like to have a baby one day?

FACT

Yes. If you are trying to become pregnant now or want to get pregnant in the future, you may get a COVID-19 vaccine when one is available to you. There is currently no evidence that COVID-19 vaccination causes any problems with pregnancy, including the development of the placenta. In addition, there is no evidence that female or male fertility problems are a side effect of any vaccine, including COVID-19 vaccines.

MYTH

Will getting a COVID-19 vaccine cause me to test positive for COVID-19 on a viral test?

FACT

No. None of the authorized and recommended COVID-19 vaccines cause you to test positive on viral tests, which are used to see if you have a current infection. If your body develops an immune response to vaccination, which is the goal, you may test positive on some antibody tests. Antibody tests indicate you had a previous infection and that you may have some level of protection against the virus.

MYTH

Do any of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use in the United States shed or release any of their components?

FACT

No. Vaccine shedding is the term used to describe the release or discharge of any of the vaccine components in or outside of the body. Vaccine shedding can only occur when a vaccine contains a weakened version of the virus. None of the vaccines authorized for use in the U.S. contain a live virus. mRNA and viral vector vaccines are the two types of currently authorized COVID-19 vaccines available.

MYTH

Can receiving a COVID vaccine
cause you to be magnetic?

FACT

No. Receiving a COVID vaccine will not make you magnetic, including at the site of vaccination which is usually your arm. COVID vaccines do not contain ingredients that can produce an electromagnetic field at the site of your injection. All COVID vaccines are free from metals.

MYTH

Will a COVID vaccine alter my DNA?

FACT

No. COVID vaccines do not change or interact with your DNA in any way. Both mRNA and viral vector COVID vaccines deliver instructions (genetic material) to our cells to start building protection against the virus that causes COVID. However, the material never enters the nucleus of the cell, which is where our DNA is kept.

MYTH

Can receiving a COVID vaccine
cause you to be magnetic?

FACT

No. Receiving a COVID vaccine will not make you magnetic, including at the site of vaccination which is usually your arm. COVID vaccines do not contain ingredients that can produce an electromagnetic field at the site of your injection. All COVID vaccines are free from metals.

MYTH

Will a COVID vaccine alter my DNA?

FACT

No. COVID vaccines do not change or interact with your DNA in any way. Both mRNA and viral vector COVID vaccines deliver instructions (genetic material) to our cells to start building protection against the virus that causes COVID. However, the material never enters the nucleus of the cell, which is where our DNA is kept.

MYTH

Do any of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use in the United States shed or release any of their components?

FACT

No. Vaccine shedding is the term used to describe the release or discharge of any of the vaccine components in or outside of the body. Vaccine shedding can only occur when a vaccine contains a weakened version of the virus. None of the vaccines authorized for use in the U.S. contain a live virus. mRNA and viral vector vaccines are the two types of currently authorized COVID-19 vaccines available.

MYTH

Is it safe for me to get a COVID-19 vaccine if I would like to have a baby one day?

FACT

Yes. If you are trying to become pregnant now or want to get pregnant in the future, you may get a COVID-19 vaccine when one is available to you. There is currently no evidence that COVID-19 vaccination causes any problems with pregnancy, including the development of the placenta. In addition, there is no evidence that female or male fertility problems are a side effect of any vaccine, including COVID-19 vaccines.

MYTH

Will getting a COVID-19 vaccine cause me to test positive for COVID-19 on a viral test?

FACT

No. None of the authorized and recommended COVID-19 vaccines cause you to test positive on viral tests, which are used to see if you have a current infection. If your body develops an immune response to vaccination, which is the goal, you may test positive on some antibody tests. Antibody tests indicate you had a previous infection and that you may have some level of protection against the virus.

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