nantasketHull has had only one COVID-19 case in the past 27 days, moving the town into the “gray” zone on the state’s rating system for the level of concern about the virus, according to Hull Public Health Director Joyce Sullivan.
Prior to that, there were no new cases during the previous three weeks.
When a community with a population of less than 10,000 has 10 or fewer COVID-19 cases during the prior two-week period, it’s considered to be in the “gray” category, according to Sullivan.
“We were in the [high-risk] ‘red zone’ awhile back, then in the [low-risk] ‘green’ category, and now we’re in the ‘gray’ zone,” she noted. Hull was also at one time in the moderate-risk “yellow” category.
The Board of Health wrapped up its most recent round of home visits and administered second doses of vaccine to 40 residents on May 27.
According to statistics provided to Sullivan by the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Planner office, Massachusetts Region 4AB, which includes Hull, as of May 25, 3,177 female residents in town were fully vaccinated, and 2,468 male residents.
“We have 20 doses left [as of May 28] and could administer two doses of the vaccine to 10 more people,” Sullivan said. Residents who are interested in receiving two doses are encouraged to call the Board of Health at 781-925-2224.
When asked if there would be clinics for children and teens 12 and older (middle and high school-age) as was the case with the Hingham Public Schools on May 28, Sullivan said that the town will not be receiving any more vaccine from the state.
“What we have left is Moderna vaccine, which is for ages 18 and older only,” she said.
The two-dose Pfizer vaccine can be administered to ages 12 and older.
Nantasket Pharmacy has administered about 100 vaccinations a week since the second week in April, for a total of several hundred so far.
“We’re finishing second doses of Moderna, and now we’re administering Johnson and Johnson vaccinations on a walk-in basis for individuals who are 18 and older,” owner Rocky Tenaglia told The Hull Times. “People are so appreciative that we have the vaccine. Keep it coming! We want to get everyone in this town vaccinated!”