More than 1 million Massachusetts residents have now been fully vaccinated, according to the state, and Natick is home to more than 5,200 of those people.
According to the state’s latest vaccine numbers, 28% of Natick residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine (this includes first doses of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 1 shot of the single-dose Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine). Some 15% of Natick residents are fully vaccinated, which is in line with the state average.
The state also shares information on partially vaccinated individuals, and Natick has 14% of its population in that category.
The Natick Mall mass vaccination site has allowed residents to get shots close to home. Natick Health Department officials wish they could play a bigger role in dispensing vaccines, but the state has largely handed that role over to mass vaccination sites and commercial operators such as CVS.
All Massachusetts residents can preregister to book an appointment at a mass vaccination site at mass.gov/COVIDVaccine. Appointments will be offered based on eligibility and available appointments nearby. It is expected that more sites will come online as part of the preregistration process in April.
Timeline for remaining groups:
- March 22nd: Residents 60+ and certain workers
- April 5th: Residents 55+ and residents with one certain medical condition
- April 19th: General public ages 16 years of age and older