The share of Natick’s eligible population fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is stuck at 84%, with the 20-29 age category the biggest holdup in getting that percentage higher, according to weekly data released by the state. Statewide, COVID-19 numbers have started to creep up, as the highly contagious Delta variant of the virus infects people, mainly those who are unvaccinated.
(Note, we updated this post to reflect the overall percentage of those vaccinated who are eligible. Previously, we had reported that 72% of Natick residents have been fully vaccinated, based on the state data shown below, but that’s of a total population that includes those under the age of 12 and who are not eligible for COVID-19 vaccines.)
More than 26,000 of about 31,000 Natick residents eligible for the vaccine have now been fully vaccinated, and the state is approaching 4.3 million fully vaccinated against the disease.
Natick is nearing 80% of its overall population with at least 1 dose. State data shows that 93% of 16-19-year-olds in Natick are now fully vaxxed. Those in the 20-29 age range have the most catching up to do, languishing at 69%—though 76% have now had at least 1 dose.
Thanks for posting. Can you confirm that the 72% full vaxxed is for the entire population including under 12? I imagine for the eligible population the number is slightly higher. Interesting that Natick’s rate is seemingly higher than our neighbor town that you cover.
Bob Brown says
John, that’s a really good point and I’ll clarify that. The eligible population is around 31,000 residents and overall population is around 36,000, and the state #s do indicate % for overall population. But as you suggest, % of eligible population is probably more valuable info….Bob