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We have seen a packed Bryant Denny stadium and students back in school  here in Tuscaloosa. What has been the impact on local Covid-19 numbers?

Dr. Ramesh Peramsetty reports almost a 40% decrease in COVID hospitalizations from two weeks ago. Tuscaloosa County has seen an almost 60% decrease in Covid numbers from two weeks ago.

Dr. Peramsetty reminds us not to mix COVID-19 vaccines, they are not interchangeable. If you received a Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, you should get the same product for your second shot.

The safety and effectiveness of mixed vaccines has not been studied and much more research is needed. In normal circumstances, you should receive the same vaccine product for both doses.

Dr. Peramsetty advises if you are in the same home with someone who has Covid, the virus is no longer contagious 10 days after the symptoms appear. It's also important to note that you should be fever free for at least 24 hours, and that your symptoms. if you had any,  have improved before leaving isolation.

Dr. Peramsetty provides Covid testing, vaccines, and the Monoclonal treatment at his Tuscaloosa area clinics. Visit www.crimsoncare.com

Dr. Peramsetty’s Kid’s First Urgent Care in now open 7 days a week.

Listen to Q&A with Dr. Peramsetty here.

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