Hingham’s 75-plus senior vaccination rate lower than state’s; free vaccinations available

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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.

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