The following is a press release from the City of Framingham
FRAMINGHAM – The number of COVID-19 cases has continued to rise since July.
The best defense against the virus continues to be vaccination. In collaboration with school officials, the Health Department has scheduled dose #1 and dose #2 COVID vaccinations at Cameron, Walsh, and Fuller Middle Schools, Keefe Technical, and Framingham High Schools for eligible students.
The three vaccines – Johnson and Johnson, Moderna, and Pfizer – are effective against the “Delta” variant FOR THOSE WHO ARE FULLY VACCINATED (14 days after the second dose of Moderna or Pfizer, 14 days after a single dose of Johnson and Johnson).
The CDC recently released new recommendations for a third dose (or “booster”) COVID-19 vaccination for individuals with compromised immune systems. Residents should contact their health care provider to learn more.
Other mitigation strategies include social distancing and masking when in places with a likelihood of disease transmission.
Starting this week, the City’s Public Health Nursing Clinic at 113 Concord Street will distribute $25 grocery gift cards as part of a Massachusetts Department of Public Health initiative to encourage vaccination in those who have delayed vaccinations for COVID-19.
The State has strict guidelines on the management, control, and distribution of these gift cards, all of which will be followed by the clinic.