The share of Natick’s population fully vaccinated against COVID-19 has jumped from 55% to almost 60% over the past week, according to weekly data released by the state. The data is murkier than in past weeks because 12-15-year-olds have started to get vaccinated, and because fewer than 30 had in Natick at the time the data was released, it has been suppressed to protect privacy.
Nearly 21,500 Natick residents have now been fully vaccinated, and the state has exceeded 3.5 million fully vaccinated against the disease.
Natick now boasts 74% of its population with at least 1 dose, up from 71% a week ago. The percentage of those vaccinated in the 65-74 and 75-plus age groups rose to 92% and 89%, respectively. Now 74% of those in the 50-64 age bracket are fully vaxxed, and three-quarters of those in the 30-49 age category have been fully vaccinated. More than half of both 16-19 and 20-29-year-olds have been fully vaccinated, too.
The Natick mall vaccination site is set to close by the end of June. Those age 12 and over are now eligible for vaccinations at various sites.
Natick’s daily COVID-19 case incidence rate per 100,000 people has dropped into the 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.