Doctor admits to sadly telling COVID patients "it's too late" to get vaccine before being intubated

 highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus continues to spread
highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus continues to spread Photo credit GettyImages

As the highly contagious Delta, and Delta Plus variants of the coronavirus continues to spread cross the US, health experts continue to urge people to get vaccinated.

One Alabama Doctor recently admitted in a social media post how one of the last things she has to do before a patient with COVID-19 is intubated is to tell them that it is "too late" to try and get the vaccine for protection from the virus.

"One of the last things they do before they're intubated is beg me for the vaccine," says Dr. Brytney Cobia.

"I hold their hand and tell them that I'm sorry, but it's too late" Dr. Cobia wrote on Facebook. Cobia says she is constantly encouraging people of all ages, who are able, to get vaccinated.

Cobia says in her social media post that some of the hardest moments for her are once the patient dies from the virus. "A few days later when I call time of death, I hug their family members and I tell them the best way to honor their loved one is to go get vaccinated and encourage everyone they know to do the same."

On Tuesday, Texas health officials reported more than 4,300 new positive COVID-19 cases and 24 deaths in the state.

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