April 15, 2021 – The Town of Needham and Needham Public Health today provided the following update regarding COVID-19.
State DPH COVID-19 Numbers
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reports the number of positive cases and deaths daily on the state's COVID-19 dashboard.
Town-specific case numbers are published by the state every Thursday.
- 1,688 Needham cases to date (4/15/2021). This is an increase of 41 cases since the 4/8/21 report.
- Needham is in the YELLOW category this week. Read the state’s Weekly Public Health Report here.
- 139 Coronavirus deaths in Needham to date (4/8/21).
NEEDHAM VACCINE UPDATE
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All Individuals 16+ Eligible for Vaccine Beginning Monday, April 19th
Beginning Monday, all individuals age 16 and older in Massachusetts are eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. Residents can pre-register now to be notified when an appointment is available at one of the state’s mass vaccination or regional vaccination sites. To find other vaccination locations, visit the state’s website. Needham Public Health does not have vaccine and is not offering vaccinations to the public at this time.
With J&J Pause, Town Suspends Homebound Vaccinations
Amid concerns over a rare blood disorder that causes clots and low platelet counts experienced by a small number of people nationwide who have received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, the state, at the federal government’s urging put a pause on all J&J vaccinations. Needham Public Health had planned to offer J&J to homebound residents who met the state’s qualifications. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org . To read more on this rare disorder please visit the CDC webpage here. If you or anyone you know has received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and has concerns, please call your medical provider for information and guidance on steps to take.