The share of Natick’s population fully vaccinated against COVID-19 has risen from 60% to almost 63% over the past week, and the percentage of 16-19-year-olds vaccinated jumped from 59% to 70%, 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 in Natick had been fully vaccinated at the time the data was released, it has been suppressed to protect privacy.
Nearly 23,000 Natick residents have now been fully vaccinated, and the state has about 3.7 million fully vaccinated against the disease.
Natick now boasts three quarters of its population with at least 1 dose. The percentage of those vaccinated in the 65-74 and 75-plus age groups rose to 93% and 90%, respectively. Now 77% of those in the 50-64 age bracket are fully vaxxed, and 80% of those in the 30-49 age category have been fully vaccinated.
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.