The share of Natick’s population fully vaccinated against COVID-19 has jumped from 39% to 44% over the past week, according to weekly data released by the state.
Natick is approaching 16,000 residents being fully vaccinated, and the state has exceeded 2.7 million fully vaccinated against the disease.
Natick now boasts 67% of its population with at least 1 dose, up from 62% a week ago. The percentage of those vaccinated in the 65-74 and 75-plus age groups is 89% and 87%, respectively. More than half 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. The mall vaccination site, which is set to close by the end of June, is starting to offer walk-in vaccines.
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. Natick Public Schools and the Health Department are requiring students taking part in extracurricular activities, including sports, to participate in pooled COVID-19 testing.
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