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COVID-19 Hospitalization Census as of 11/29/2022

Location Total Floor ICU Total ICU Vented
Lynchburg, Bedford and Southside Hospitals      30      26           4             -

When COVID patient numbers are two or less, we will not report patient quantities to respect patients privacy. As always, patient privacy remains at the forefront of all decisions regarding data disclosure. Therefore we do not release data when the census for vaccination status falls below two or fewer.

Protect yourself, your family and your community

  • Wear a mask, particularly if you are considered high risk or have not been vaccinated.
  • Avoid crowds.
  • Wash your hands well and often (with soap and water for 20 seconds).
  • Don’t touch your face.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces frequently. 
  • Watch for symptoms, including new cough, shortness of breath and loss of smell or taste.

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Frequently Asked Vaccine Questions

Which Vaccine Is Right For Me?

The right vaccine is whichever vaccine you have access to first! Vaccination protects you and those around you. Delaying vaccination delays that protection and extends the duration of the pandemic. No vaccine offers perfect immunity from symptomatic illness, but any FDA approved vaccine will prevent severe disease that leads to hospitalization and death, so on the very low chance you were to get sick after vaccination, you would still be protected from the worst consequences of COVID-19.

Are There New Variants Or Mutations Of The Virus That Cause COVID-19?

Here’s what we know: all viruses are known to mutate, and some mutate faster than others. Fortunately, COVID-19 is not one of the faster mutating viruses. Variants of the virus present the same symptoms and are detected by the same COVID tests that test for the original COVID strand.

Can I Still Get COVID Or Spread It After Being Vaccinated?

Here’s what we know: The COVID-19 vaccine will greatly reduce your chances of getting COVID-19 and will ensure that if you do get the virus, you will have only mild symptoms or none at all. However, there is still a possibility that you can spread the virus to others. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, you must keep wearing a mask and social distancing. 

What Are The Most Common Side Effects After Getting Vaccinated?

Here’s what we know: Side effects from the vaccination are normal signs that your body is building protection against the virus and do not mean the shot has given you COVID. Some of the most common include: arm pain at  the injection site, fatigue, headache or other body aches, or chills or fever for a few days. These common side effects are also experienced after receiving other types of  vaccines, such as the flu shot.

COVID precautions in Centra facilities

  • All caregivers are required to wear face masks in clinical settings and receive two doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
  • We’re sanitizing rooms between patients and cleaning public areas often.
  • We are providing the option to connect with a doctor through live video chat on Centra 24/7.
  • Patients who are having surgery or other procedures that require general anesthesia will be tested for COVID-19 infection before their procedure.