WORTHINGTON BOARD OF HEALTH – ADVISORY ABOUT THE DELTA VARIANT AND VACCINES (July 21, 2021)

The current state data regarding levels of vaccinations in Worthington is shown below. While seniors have a very  high vaccination rate; over half the town’s residents (those between the ages of 30 and 64) have relatively low rates. 

Many of you have been reading about the Delta variant that has now become dominant in the United States and elsewhere. This version of COVID is more contagious, more easily transmitted, and, unlike the original COVID-19, is showing up more frequently in adults under 50 and in children. While there are some who have been vaccinated and have contracted the Delta variant (apparently the single dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine is less effective than the Pfizer or Modera vaccines) ; those who have not been vaccinated have much higher rates of transmission, serious illness, and death. While rates remain relatively low in Massachusetts, they are steadily rising, and summer travel both inside and outside the state and out-of-town visitors may add to exposure risks.

Those under 12 and the immune compromised (in some cases) are unable to get the vaccine, but it is widely available throughout Massachusetts.  The Worthington Board Health strongly recommends that everyone get vaccinated. We are also urging you to wear masks when indoors to protect both yourself and others. Information about vaccine sites and availability can be found at: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-vaccination-locations or call the Worthington Board of Health: 413-238-5577×106

Town _WORTHINGTON as of July 13, 2021 (MassDPH data)PopulationProportion of town populationIndividuals with at least one doseIndividuals with at least one dose per capitaFully vaccinated individualsFully vaccinated individuals per capita
12-15 Years202%****
16-19 Years343%3088%**
20-29 Years616%4066%3964%
30-49 Years19419%13268%11358%
50-64 Years34833%23969%20459%
65-74 Years22421%217>95%19788%
75+ Years888%98>95%86>95%

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