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.