Half of Watertown Residents Vaccinated, Cases Down, Number of Deaths Reaches 40

Even as the rate of COVID-19 continues to drop in Watertown, three more COVID deaths of Town residents were reported last week. Vaccinations are on the rise, with more than half the Town fully vaccinated, and now children age 12 and over can get one of the vaccines. On Monday, Gov. Charlie Baker announced all industry and capacity restrictions will be completely lifted on May 29. The mask mandate will be lifted in most places, but still be required in public transportation, health facilities and K-12 schools and early education schools. Statewide, 3.2 million residents have been fully vaccinated, according to the Mass.

Residents Can Sign Up for Vaccination Clinic Hosted by Watertown Health Department

The Watertown Health Department announced it will be hosting a J&J Janssen Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic. Clinic attendees will be required to provide proof of Watertown residency. The COVID-19 vaccine clinic will take place on 05/13/2021 from 12:30pm-3pm at Hibernian Hall at 151 Watertown St, Watertown, MA 02472. Registration for the clinic can be done by following this link: https://www.maimmunizations.org//reg/6151230932

This clinic is by appointment only and no walk ins will be accepted.

Watertown COVID Cases Drop, Two Deaths, Over Half the Town is Partially Vaccinated

After a rise in cases for the prior three weeks, Watertown’s COVID-19 cases dropped in the most recent Mass. Department of Public Health report, but the Town had two more deaths. Vaccinations are open to everyone age 16 and older. Watertown had 78 cases over the prior 14 days, according to the Mass. DPH report of April 16.

Watertown COVID Cases Creep Up for Third Week, Nearly 40% of Residents Got First Vaccination Shot

Watertown’s COVID-19 cases continued to increase for the third straight week. according to the Mass. Department of Public Health report, and nearly 1-in-5 Watertown residents have at least started the vaccination process. The Town had 93 cases over the previous 14 days, according to the state’s report from April 8, a dozen more than the previous week. The positive test rate also rose for the third straight week, from 1.48 percent on April 1 to 1.72 percent on April 8.

COVID-19 Update, Free Testing Extended, New Groups Eligible for Vaccine

COVID-19 cases rose for the second straight week in Watertown, as did the rate of positive tests. Some new groups of people are now eligible to receive the vaccine, including people age 55 and older. The number of cases reported by the Mass. Department of Public Health was 81 over the previous 14 days, according to the April 1 report. That is up eight from the previous week.

Slight Increase in Watertown COVID Cases, Free Testing, Vaccine Info

The number of COVID-19 cases in Watertown increased for the first time since January. The Town’s cases over the previous 14 days was 73 according to the Mass. Department of Public Health report of March 25, which is 14 higher than the previous week. The last time Watertown had more cases than the previous week was in the Jan. 21 report, when there were 295 cases (the highest number of cases in one week for Watertown).

See When the COVID-19 Vaccine Will be Available to the General Public, Those Under 65

Gov. Charlie Baker announced the eligibility dates for the remaining groups in the Massachusetts vaccine roll out plan on Wednesday. People age 17 and older will be eligible to get the vaccine beginning April 19, 2021, according to a report on Boston.com. Before that, people age 60 and above and certain workers will be eligible beginning March 22, and those 55 and older who have at least one qualifying condition will get access beginning April 5. See more about vaccine eligibility at the State’s website by clicking here. The Watertown Health Department has information about COVID-19 on its webpage, see it here.

See How to Preregister to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine at a Mass Vaccination Location

Massachusetts residents can now sign up to get preregistered for the COVID-19 vaccine. The state’s vaccine signup went live on Friday, March 12. The system preregisters users to get a vaccine at one of the Mass Vaccination sites. These currently include: Gillette Stadium, Fenway Park (until March 26), the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, the DoubleTree in Danvers, the Eastfield Mall in Springfield, the Natick Mall, and the former Circuit City in Dartmouth. Beginning March 27, the Hynes Convention Center in Boston will be a vaccination site.