GT Wellbeing Department Seems to Resume Much more Usual Operations

“They got, sort of the total image ahead of we head into the budget method.” – Health and fitness Officer Wendy Hirschenberger

Grand Traverse County Commissioners are obtaining an update from the County Wellness Office, as they do the job in the direction of obtaining back again to normal.

The hope is that the worst of the pandemic is behind us – and that has overall health officials getting again on keep track of for extra ordinary operations.  The Grand Traverse County Wellness Section suggests that will suggest a return to in-particular person products and services, like WIC appointments and listening to and vision screenings in local educational institutions.

Meanwhile they want the general public to know that COVID hasn’t been the only matter on the to-do record for this past 12 months and a 50 %. Well being Officer Wendy Hirschenberger says, “COVID unquestionably did get in excess of the preponderance of a good deal of our get the job done. We did nonetheless give essential area public well being companies during the pandemic. We nonetheless did immunizations, we continue to did wellbeing reproductive well being. We did WIC.”

But preparing and planning for pandemic-linked wants is not around but. “With the Delta variant out there it’s possible we could see a surge. We hope that with our greater vaccination prices here in our county that we won’t see that surge. But we nonetheless have to be setting up,” Hirschenberger adds. The Overall health Department is also viewing for feasible Fda acceptance of the vaccine for these less than age 12, and they are protecting their options for the possibility of needing COVID booster shots.