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Posted on: June 2, 2021

COVID-19 Update, Wednesday, June 2

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 06/02/2021

For further information, contact:
Allyssa Jewell
ajewell@framinghamma.gov
Tel (508) 532-6029


*COVID-19 UPDATE*
Since Monday, Seven Residents have Tested Positive, and 55* More have Recovered from COVID-19; 
Health Department Distributes Demographic COVID-19 and Vaccination Data;
Update on the Vaccine Equity Initiative in Framingham;
City to Partner with V-Care and Metrowest Pharmacy for COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Saturday, June 5, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Butterworth Park

  • Since Monday, seven residents have tested positive, and 55* more have recovered from COVID-19: The number of people in the City who have tested positive for COVID-19 is 8,324. With 7,556 recovered and 245 fatalities, Framingham currently has 523* active cases. The Framingham Health Department contacts the people who were potentially exposed and the owners of the businesses or places of employment where the potential exposures occurred to inform and counsel them on next steps (contact tracing). In addition to the active cases, the Health Department is following 516 residents in quarantine. 

    *Note: The City’s COVID team is working in the State’s data system to move lapsed or pending cases into the correct status.

  • Health Department Distributes Demographic COVID-19 and Vaccination Data: The City's Department of Public Health distributes demographic COVID-19 data about confirmed COVID-19 cases and vaccination efforts in Framingham. Reference today's data release here.
     
  • Update on the Vaccine Equity Initiative in Framingham: Guided by the State's framework, the Equity Initiative includes people of color, immigrants/recent arrivals, homebound and disabled individuals, people living in low-income and congregate housing, and those with multiple and complex medical needs in Framingham.

    Last week, clinics were held at BRACE, New Life Church, SMOC, and Greater Framingham Community Church. Since Wednesday, March 24, 5,282 (4,437 Moderna, 10 Pfizer, and 835 Johnson and Johnson) vaccinations have been administered under the Equity Initiative. Those who have received dose one of Moderna have been invited to return for a second dose at the same community site to become fully vaccinated. The COVID Vaccine Team will continue to offer several clinics each week for the equity initiative at various locations.

    The Framingham Health Department and Medical Reserve Corps have administered 226 doses via home visits for functionally disabled and homebound residents. To request a home visit, please call the City's Public Health Nursing Office at 508-532-5667. Leave your name, phone number, and address, and someone will return your call within 36 hours.

    Framingham's weekly equity vaccination data report provided by the State of Massachusetts can be found here.

  • City of Framingham to Partner with V-Care and Metrowest Pharmacy for COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Saturday, June 5, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Butterworth Park, (Bishop at Arthur Streets, hosted under the shade shelter that is between the tennis courts and playground): Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson vaccines will be available. The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is approved for anyone 12 years of age and older. Moderna and Johnson and Johnson are available for anyone 18 years and older. This clinic will allow anyone to access the first of the two required vaccines free of charge.

    If anyone has already received the first dose elsewhere and is due for the second dose, they are also welcome to attend.

    Consent forms are required for children 12-17 years of age receiving the Pfizer vaccine. Forms will also be available on-site.

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