November 11, 2021 By Carol Britton Meyer
The number of new COVID-19 cases in Hingham continues to remain at about 30 to 40 per 14-day period, as has been the case for the last several weeks, Town Administrator Tom Mayo reported to the Select Board Tuesday.
Statewide, the number of new COVID-19 cases has generally been trending downward since mid-September.
"The vaccination rate for Hingham has risen to 74 percent," Mayo noted. "If you look at only vaccine-eligible individuals in Hingham [ages 12 and older until recently], the percent of fully-vaccinated eligible residents is up to 87 percent."
Recently, on Nov. 2, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was authorized by the Centers for Disease Control for use in children ages 5-11.
For those who decide to have their children in that age category vaccinated, Mayo suggested contacting their children's healthcare provider or searching https://vaxfinder.mass.gov/ for vaccination appointments.
"COVID-19 vaccination appointments for children ages 5-11 are available at pharmacies in Weymouth, Braintree, Quincy, and Cohasset, among other nearby towns," Mayo said. There is also a state-sponsored pediatric vaccination clinic in Brockton.
More information is available on the DPH website: https://www.mass.gov/orgs/department-of-public-health