The new state COVID-19 vaccination data shows that 20% of Natick residents have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and that 38% have had at least 1 shot. Those numbers are up over the past week from 17% and 33%, respectively.
The biggest percentage jump among age groups was seen in the 65-74 range, with the percentage of those fully vaccinated rising from 36% to 52% over the past week.
3.5 million doses have been dispensed statewide, and more than 1.3 million people have been fully vaccinated.
Natick’s Health Department finishes up its second doses of vaccines for Natick Housing Authority residents this week, and these three clinics will be it for vaccinations distributed by the town unless the state’s plans change at all. Director of Public Health Jim White said during the Board of Health meeting this week that the town made the hard decision to cede dispensing vaccines to the homebound in Natick to the state, finding that the state’s protocols for who qualifies as homebound would have eliminated about 85%-90% of those who signed up through Natick. The majority of other communities have taken the same route, he said.