With the high number of COVID cases and hospitalizations, most hospital emergency departments are seeing more patients than usual, which includes Marinette and Menominee. Aurora Health Center, Urgent Care Dr. Ulysses Boco says, “the trend that I am seeing especially after the holidays is… it’s a lot.”

Dr. Boco says, “what’s good about the COVID vaccine is that I think that it works, but initially I think they work too well that you don’t get the disease.”

Dr. Boco says, “that if you feel a cold coming on, allergies, flu, or even COVID symptoms, do not go to the emergency room. Try and find alternative methods such as a virtual visit or try contacting your primary physician.”