As of July 22, 6,575 Hull residents were fully vaccinated, including 55 percent of the town’s female residents and 45 percent of Hull males, according to Public Health Director Joyce Sullivan.
More than 6,500 Hull residents had been vaccinated as of this past Sunday, a statistic that reflects the inoculation of 55 percent of the town’s female residents and 45 percent of males, according to Public Health Director Joyce Sullivan.
There have been six positive COVID-19 cases reported in Hull in the last two weeks; three of the individuals had been vaccinated, one was not vaccinated, and the other two have not yet provided that information to the Hull Board of Health.
When an individual tests positive, the board notifies the person who was tested. “If they don’t call us back, we send a letter asking them to call us, so we don’t always have their vaccine report when the case comes [to our attention],” Sullivan told The Hull Times. “This means that we have to wait until we hear from that person. Sometimes it takes a few days.”
She also noted that the laboratory reports “aren’t telling us if it’s [COVID-19 or a variant].”
Updated information about the virus cases and vaccination information for individual communities is posted on Thursdays on the mass.gov website.
On another health-related matter, the smoky haze that some communities, including Hull, are experiencing, as a result of smoke billowing into New England from wildfires burning in Canada and the western United States, seems not to be prompting any concerns locally. The Hull Board of Health has not received any complaints about the smoke or air quality, Sullivan reported.
Nor has the issue affected the Hull Fire Department, according to Chief Chris Russo. “There is certainly an air quality issue for those with pre-existing respiratory conditions, but presently there has been no correlation to our call volume,” he said.