Covid Vaccine Update
More than half of all Massachusetts residents have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, an important milestone and a major step closer to the state's goal of getting 70% of residents inoculated.
Recently, COVID-19 rates have been increasing recently both locally and nationally. This trend is likely due to a multitude of factors including: increased travel, resumption of group activities, as well as the increased transmission of the Delta Covid variant. In particular, Cape Cod has seen a significant increase in Covid cases. Non-severe breakthrough Covid infections have also been trending upward in vaccinated people recently. Vaccination against COVID-19 remains very effective in preventing severe illness and hospitalization from Covid, including the Delta variant. This variant may be associated with more severe disease in unvaccinated patients. Please consider getting vaccinated as soon as possible if you have not already done so. Also, consider lessening exposure risk by wearing masks if you plan to be in crowded indoor spaces.
Vaccinations are now available to anyone over the age of 12 who wants one, and there's no need to register for an appointment; many clinics now welcome walk-ins. The state and regional vaccine programs are also rolling out mobile and pop-up clinics and reaching out to residents who may be homebound.
Please visit COVID-19 Vaccine Finder to search for vaccination sites nearby by entering ZIP code, city, or town name. And if you are still unsure whether you should get vaccinated? Listen to our physicians explain why it's important.