June 9, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer
The Hingham Health Department reports that the vaccination rate for residents over age 75 is lower in Hingham -- 69 percent -- than the overall state vaccination rate -- 90 percent -- for that group of citizens. As of last week, over 59 percent of Hingham residents (overall) have been fully vaccinated.
"The risk of severe illness from COVID-19 increases with age," a press release issued by the Health Department states. "This is why the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) recommends that adults 65 years and older receive COVID-19 vaccines. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is an important step to help prevent getting sick from COVID-19."
Here are locations in Hingham to get the free vaccine:
- Hingham Centre Pharmacy, 294 Main St., (781) 749-1277
- CVS, 86 South St., (781) 740-8952
- CVS, 405 Lincoln St., (781) 749-1163
- Walgreens, 184 Lincoln St., (781) 749-0487
MA Mobile Vaccine is available to administer in-home vaccines for anyone who is unable to get to a vaccine location. Call the MA Vaccination Program Central Intake Line at 1 (833) 983-0485 for assistance in scheduling a vaccine.
Hingham Elder Services can also assist in making appointments by calling (781) 804-2292.