Overweight or obesity are high risk factors for COVID-19 patients

Dit item is gearchiveerd op 20-09-2021.

ORANJESTAD – There are different reasons why overweight or obese persons are more at risk for developing complications of even dying when from COVID-19.

Overweight or obesity usually is accompanied with one of more diseases among others, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart problems, high cholesterol. This is the main reason why overweight or obese persons are at higher risk.

That is why international health organizations recommend emphatically for overweight and obese persons to get vaccinated.

Overweight or obesity are high risk factors for COVID-19 patients.In Aruba of hospitalized patients:

  • 83% are overweight;
  • 38% has high blood pressure;
  • 31% has diabetes;
  • 7% has kidney disease;
  • 4% has heart problems.

The COVID-19 vaccine protects this group from getting hospitalized, to develop complicationas or dying form COVID-19.

Vaccination is not only an act of solidarity and joint responsibility, where no one can stay behind but also an act of love for you, your family, and your country!

Participate in our Vaccination marathon on August 22, 2021, at the Ritz Carlton from 09.a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please do not hesitate anymore: VACCINATE!

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