The percentage of Natick residents fully vaccinated against COVID-19 rose from 15% to 17% over the past week, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. More than four out of five residents age 65-74 have had at least one dose, and 93% of those 75-plus have had at least one dose.
Across the state, more than 1.1 million people have been fully vaccinated. Natick residents account for 6,114 of them, and another 5,652 Natick residents are partially vaccinated. Overall, a third of Natick residents have had at least one dose (some of a one-dose vaccine, some of a two-dose vaccine).
In addition to breaking out municipal vaccination numbers by age, the state has statistics on vaccinations by what it categorizes as ethnicity and race, and sex.
: Until values grow larger, all non-binary data are included in Other. Other also includes unknown responses where sex was not reported.
The Natick Mall mass vaccination site has allowed residents to get shots close to home, and the CVS on Rte. 135 is joining in the action as well we hear. 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.
Natick’s current COVID-19 numbers in key areas such as average cases and positivity rates are slightly higher than state averages.
Timeline for remaining groups:
- April 5th: Residents 55+ and residents with one certain medical condition
- April 19th: General public ages 16 years of age and older