Berkshire County Is The COVID-19 Vaccination Leader In MA
Give yourself a pat on the back, Berkshire County! We have a greater percentage of residents who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 than any other county in the state, with 13.1 percent of residents having already received two doses of a vaccine as of Tuesday.
According to a story reported on by WWLP/22 News, Dukes County (mostly Martha’s Vineyard) is second with 12.4 percent of its residents being fully vaccinated, according to the Department of Public Health’s weekly vaccine report published Thursday.
Of the roughly 550,000 people who were fully vaccinated as of Tuesday, 21.5 percent are 75 years old or older, 9.6 percent are between 65 and 74, 25.6 percent are between 50 and 64, 29.8 percent are between 30 and 49, and 12.7 percent are in their 20s, DPH said. Another 0.7 percent are people 19 or younger.
The Department of Public Health also said, just more than 67 percent of people who are fully vaccinated are white, about 17 percent are listed as “unknown/other” race or ethnicity, 5.3 percent are Black, 4.4 percent are Asian and 4.1 percent are Latino.
All that being said, booking an appointment continues to be a free-for-all, and it has many people glued to their computers, every day, hoping they’ll get lucky.
For many, appointments are hard to find as the state is saving the vaccines for those who need a second dose.
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While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.