More than 14% receive pediatric COVID-19 vaccine in Easthampton

EASTHAMPTON, Massachusetts (WWLP) — Easthampton’s health department released its weekly COVID-19 dashboard Monday.

The Easthampton Board of Health reminds residents that children ages 5-11 can be vaccinated. In one week, 14.2% of children in Easthampton, ages 5-11, received their first dose. Children aged 12-19 years are vaccinated over 80%.

CDC recommends that children ages 5-11 be vaccinated

Appointments for children ages 5-11 for the pediatric Pfizer vaccine can be made at northamptonma.gov/2219/Vaccine-Clinics.

The city reports 23 new cases for the week of Nov. 3 through Nov. 9, bringing the total number of cases in Easthampton to 1,217. The 7-day average of percent positivity for the state of Massachusetts is 2.32%, Easthampton is 1.4%.

“The past few weeks have been up and down in Easthampton. That makes it hard to keep track of whether we’re heading up or down! I hope we will see our case count drop and stay low over the holiday season. However, it is possible that we will see the number of cases increase. It is clear from the activities in the US and worldwide that the COVID-19 pandemic is not over. In many European countries that we previously considered via the delta variant wave, the peaks are continuing.” Megan W. Harvey, PhD, MS of Easthampton’s Health Department

County of Hampshire:

New confirmed cases as of 11/12/2021: 69 Total confirmed cases: 11,973 New deaths: 1 Total confirmed and probable deaths: 322

There are 82.9% of Easthampton residents who have been fully or partially vaccinated.

Mandatory policy for wearing masks in Easthampton

In Easthampton, masks are mandatory in indoor public areas and certain outdoor areas that went into effect on Sept. 2. Everyone two years of age or older is required to wear a mask in indoor public areas, large outdoor gatherings/events where 100 or more people are expected and social distancing cannot be maintained, and on the sidelines/benches/dugouts of moderately moderated outdoor sporting events. to high risk, regardless of vaccination status.

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