Omicron is milder, better at evading vaccines, study suggests

A young woman reacts as she receives a Pfizer jab against COVID-19, in Diepsloot Township near Johannesburg Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. A two-dose Pfizer/BioNTech vaccination provides just 33% protection against infection by the omicron variant of the coronavirus, but 70% protection against hospitalization, according to a large-scale analysis in South Africa released Tuesday.

CHATTANOOGA, TN (WSMV) - The Hamilton County Health Department confirmed that they have a case of Omicron COVID-19 variant in Hamilton County.

The announcement comes after two cases of the COVID-19 Omicron variant were reported in Shelby County on Saturday.

The Tennessee Department of Health has made COVID-19 Vaccines available to all Tennesseans 12+ in all 95 counties. To find a vaccination site, click here

 

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