The share of Natick’s population fully vaccinated against COVID-19 has jumped from 44% to 51% over the past week, according to weekly data released by the state.
Natick has surpassed 18,000 residents being fully vaccinated, and the state has exceeded 3 million fully vaccinated against the disease.
Natick now boasts 69% of its population with at least 1 dose, up a smidgen from 67% a week ago. The percentage of those vaccinated in the 65-74 and 75-plus age groups is 91% and 88%, respectively. Two thirds of those in the 50-64 age bracket are now fully vaxxed, and the 30-49 age category is getting there.
Natick’s Health Department is now out of the COVID-19 vaccine game, though the Natick Mall has been busy doling out vaccines as one of the state’s mass vaccination sites, especially now that you can walk in and get a shot without an appointment. The mall vaccination site is set to close by the end of June. Those age 12 and over are now eligible for vaccinations.
Natick’s daily COVID-19 case incidence rate per 100,000 people had been hovering in the low 20s for weeks, but last week was reported to be under 13, and this week has seen the number drop into single digits. Natick Public Schools and the Health Department are requiring students taking part in extracurricular activities, including sports, to participate in pooled COVID-19 testing.