Just 45% of Framingham Public School Students Have COVID Vaccine

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FRAMINGHAM – Just 45% of the 9,289 students in the Framingham Public Schools have been vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the latest data from the district.

Children age 5 and older are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine.

SOURCE requested data from the public school district and the district provided a school by school breakdown of vaccinated students as of January 26, 2022.

The district said 85.97% of staff are vaccinated against the coronavirus, as of that same date.

Families are not required to inform the school district if they are vaccinated. For that reason, the numbers the school district supplied to the news outlet may be lower than the actual number of students vaccinated. Pediatricians and providers do report vaccines of individuals age 5 to 17 to the Commonwealth.

Last month, the district had the most cases in the schools since the pandemic began in early 2020. The district’s dashboard reported 1,741 COVID cases in the school district in January, which is about 75% of all cases this school year.

As of January 31, the the district is reporting 2,329 total COVID cases during the 2021-2022 school year. There are just under 10,000 students in the school district.

The district said 4,197 students have been vaccinated as of January 26, 2022.

That is 45.18% That is an increase of about 10% since the last report.

Framingham High had the highest percentage of students vaccinated with 67.47% or 1,707 out of 2,530 students.

Framingham Superintendent of Schools Bob Tremblay said the district plans to hold a couple of clinics for high school students to increase that vaccination rate.

In comparison, Ashland High was at 86% vaccinated as of Friday, January 14.

The next highest percentage is Walsh Middle School with 60.27% or 484 out of 803 students.

Cameron Middle School is the third highest at 54.36% or 312 out of 574 students.

Fuller Middle School is at 42.47% or 268 out of 631 students.

The highest elementary vaccination rate is at Hemenway Elementary at 48.32% or 259 students out of 536.

The vaccine has only been approved for those age 5 and older, for that reason BLOCKS preschool has the lowest vaccination rate for students at just 1.06% or 3 out of 284 students.

The lowest vaccination rate among the nine elementary school is Harmony Grove Elementary at 15.11%. Only 81 students out of 536 students have been vaccinated.

Barbieri Elementary School has a vaccinate rate of 21.83%

McCarthy Elementary has a vaccination rate of 26% and Stapleton at 27.84%

None of the elementary schools are above 50%.

In comparison, Ashland’s elementary schools were both at more than 50% vaccinated, in mid-January.

For the full school by school rate see the chart below:

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