MAYNARD —Town Administrator Greg Johnson, the Maynard Board of Health and the Maynard Council on Aging wish to provide guidance to residents 75-years-old and older who will become eligible for COVID-19 vaccination next week.
Individuals who are 75-years-old and older can begin receiving their vaccines on Monday, Feb. 1, in addition to all those who became eligible through Phase One of the state’s vaccination distribution plan.
There are currently no vaccination clinics for residents 75-years-old and older planned to take place in Maynard. If the Town of Maynard is given vaccines in the future to distribute and a clinic is planned, however, this will be announced promptly. Residents are advised not to wait for the town to schedule a clinic, and to seek out alternatives.
However, the Town of Maynard is also aware that there may be limited appointments available at this time.
“We are hearing from many residents who are struggling to obtain an appointment to be vaccinated,” Town Administrator Johnson said. “We know that this is frustrating as people have waited many months to finally become eligible for vaccination. We hope the following guidance is helpful and we will continue to share any new information we can in the coming days and weeks. However, residents must know that we have no clinics planned here in Maynard at this time and our staff do not have the resources to help everyone obtain an appointment.”
The Town of Maynard is fully committed to keeping residents aware of any and all updates regarding vaccination distribution over the coming weeks and months. Updates will be posted to the:
- Town website,
- Town Facebook Page @MaynardMass,
- Town Administrator Johnson’s Twitter account, @MaynardMATA,
Residents 75-years-old and older are also advised to check in with local pharmacies, hospitals and healthcare providers to learn more about when appointments for vaccination may be available.
To view a map of vaccination sites, click here. All sites require an appointment. Residents who need support navigating the online process of making an appointment are encouraged to seek guidance from trusted family, friends and neighbors.
To make an appointment at a vaccination site:
- Visit mass.gov/COVID-vaccine to find your phase and priority group
- If you’re eligible, visit mass.gov/COVIDVaccineMap to find a vaccine clinic near you
- Make an appointment online and fill out the attestation form
Residents should also note that while the state is creating more mass vaccination sites and though they may become eligible to receive the vaccination in the coming weeks, vaccination distribution is contingent on the number of physical vaccinations available. The State of Massachusetts, at this time, is prepared to distribute more vaccinations than it has.
The state has not yet announced when individuals 65-years-old and older and those with two or more comorbidities will be able to receive the vaccine. This will be announced when more information is available about additional doses of the vaccine to be provided to the state by the federal government.
The next group to become eligible will be Individuals 65-years-old and older and individuals with two or more comorbidities. No date has been announced yet for when those individuals may become eligible for the vaccine, however.
The general public will not be eligible to receive the vaccine until April. To review the full vaccination distribution timeline, click here.
Stay Informed about the Status of COVID-19 in Town
According to public health data released on Thursday, Jan. 28, the Town’s designation is still “red,” indicating a “high risk” of spread in the community. The average daily incidence rate for the Town of Maynard is 57 per 100,000 residents, the same as it was last week.
According to the Maynard officials, in the last 14 days in Maynard there have been 83 cases of COVID-19 and since Jan. 1 there have been 134 confirmed cases and six probable cases.
Residents are reminded to always take the following precautions to prevent further spread of COVID-19 in the community:
- Remember that an infected individual can spread COVID-19 before they have symptoms, which is why social distancing — maintaining a minimum of 6 feet from others — is critical.
- Those who must go out are urged to:
- Avoid gathering in groups
- Maintain 6 feet from people outside your household
- Do not shake hands or hug
- Wash your hands often
- Those who are at a high risk for COVID-19, including those over the age of 65 and with underlying health conditions, are advised to stay home and avoid non-essential tasks and errands
- Wear a mask in indoor and outdoor spaces at all times.
- Face coverings should:
- Cover the nose and mouth
- Fit snugly and comfortably against the side of the face
- Be secured with either ties or ear loops
- Permit breathing without difficulty
- Be able to be washed and machine dried without damage. Face masks should be washed regularly depending on the amount of use.
For the latest COVID-19 case numbers in the Town of Maynard, click here.