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COVID-19 Updates

Posted on: August 25, 2021

[ARCHIVED] August 24th, 2021 COVID-19 Update

August 24, 2021


·        We are seeing an uptick in COVID-19 cases in Hingham.  

·        The most recent DPH data published on August 19th indicates a total of 36 new COVID-19 cases reported in Hingham in the two weeks prior.  As a comparison, there were 5 total cases reported in the month of June.

·        As of last week, over 70% of Hingham residents are fully vaccinated (compared to approximately 66% statewide).  

·        If you look at only vaccine-eligible individuals in town (people age 12+), the percent of fully vaccinated eligible residents rises to 83%. 

·        The Hingham Health Department is once again publishing dashboards on the Town website with information on local cases and vaccination rates.


Additional Vaccine Doses

·      On August 13, 2021, the CDC recommended a third dose of the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for certain individuals who have moderate to severe immune compromise due to a medical condition or receipt of immunosuppressive medications or treatments. 

·        These conditions and treatments include but are not limited to:

o   Active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood

o   Organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system

o   Stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system

o   Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)

o   Advanced or untreated HIV infection

o   Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response

·        If you believe you meet the criteria for moderate to severe immune compromise, please contact your primary health care provider or call the State’s In-Home Vaccination Central Intake Line at (833) 983-0485 between the hours of 9am and 5pm on weekdays.

  • ·        There is currently no recommendation for immune compromised individuals who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to receive an additional dose.

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