Vaccine Update: 74% of 65+ residents received at least one dose; Regional clinic coming soon

Today, the Town of Southborough posted new Covid-19 data. While the uptick in cases was disappointing, some new stats were quite heartening.

The Town posted information on the numbers of vaccinated residents and the percentages by age group. They show 85% of residents ages 75+ have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.

Here is the table from the Town website:

Vaccinations in Southborough as of March 16 from Town website

That’s not the last of the good news related to vaccines. This week, Town Administrator Mark Purple updated the Board of Selectmen on the Town’s effort to launch a local clinic.

Vaccination rollout scheduleIt seems that for unvaccinated residents who completed the Town’s Vaccine Interest Form, that action will soon pay off.

(If you are or will be eligible in Phase 2 and haven’t signed up, the opportunity is still available. Learn more here.)

Giving credit to Representative Carolyn Dykema and other legislators for successfully pushing the state administration, Purple told selectmen that the Town’s joint application for a regional clinic was approved.

What’s missing right now is the vaccine. On Tuesday night, Purple estimated they’d be supplied and up and running within two weeks.

The clinic will be run out of the Doubletree Hotel in Westborough. (He noted that public safety is familiar with it as the site where they were vaccinated.)

According to Purple, the clinic will be run 5 days per week, administering upwards of 750 doses per day. 

The clinic is organized through a collaboration with other Towns in the region. Southborough will be responsible for running one day per week.

The Town will be utilizing its Medical Reserve Corps and CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) to help staff. (You can read more about those groups here.)

Southborough already ran a successful clinic in early March at Colonial Gardens, providing first doses. Purple referred to it as proving their ability to the state to run things at a local level.

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