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Posted on: May 7, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Update on COVID-19 from Town of Needham

 May 6, 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. 

       1,738 Needham cases to date (5/6/2021). This is an increase of 8 cases since the 4/29/21 report.

       Total residents who have received at least one vaccine dose (as of 5/6/21): 20,659

       Fully vaccinated residents (as of 5/6/21): 14,086

     Needham is in the GREEN category this week. This is the first time Needham has been in the GREEN since November 2020. Read the state’s Weekly Public Health Report here.      

     125 Coronavirus deaths in Needham to date (5/6/21).

                                     NEEDHAM VACCINE UPDATE


Doses Received to Date

Doses Administered to Date

Doses Scheduled for Distribution

Total Doses Administered or Scheduled






 Needham Public Health Offers Small Vaccine Clinic for All Eligible Residents

The state has provided Needham Public Health with a small number of COVID-19 Moderna doses. Needham Public Health hold a vaccination clinic Wednesday, May 12, 2021 from 9am-12pm at Rosemary Recreation Complex. If you or someone you know needs a vaccine please visit  and input Needham Public Health. Needham Public Health will offer a second dose clinic June 9, 2021 from 9am-12pm for those who receive their first dose Wednesday. 


Some Mass Vax Sites to Offer Walk-In Appointments

Beginning Monday, May 10th, six of the state’s mass vaccination sites will open for walk up vaccination. These sites include the Hynes Convention Center, the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury, the Double Tree in Danvers, the former Circuit City in Dartmouth, the Eastfield Mall in Springfield and the Natick Mall. Residents may still go to VaxFinder to find a location near them and plan their vaccination. Residents will be able to use each site’s VaxFinder listing to either book appointments or view more details about walk-up appointments. VaxFinder also lists important information like each site’s accessibility options, MBTA Trip Planner and more. Over 500 locations have open availability on VaxFinder.

Mass Vax Sites to Close in June, Shift to Regional Sites
The state will close four of its seven mass COVID-19 vaccination sites by the end of June as the state pivots to the "next phase" of the vaccine distribution process. The sites expected to close by the end of June are those at Gillette Stadium, the Hynes Convention Center, Natick Mall and Double Tree Hotel in Danvers. The state will shift its vaccination efforts to regional and walk-in clinics. Needham Public Health has not been notified that it will begin receiving vaccine doses. If the state chooses to distribute vaccines to Needham Public Health, the Town will make information available to residents about scheduled clinics.

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