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Posted on: May 14, 2021

[ARCHIVED] COVID-19 Update from the Town of Needham and Needham Public Health

May 14, 2021 – The Town of Needham and Needham Public Health today provided the following update regarding COVID-19. 

State DPH COVID-19 Numbers

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reports the number of positive cases and deaths daily on the state's COVID-19 dashboard.

Town-specific case numbers are published by the state every Thursday. 

  • 1,746 Needham cases to date (5/13/2021). This is an increase of 8 cases since the 5/6/21 report.
  • Total residents who have received at least one vaccine dose (as of 5/13/21): 21,515
  • Fully vaccinated residents (as of 5/13/21): 15,562
  • Needham is in the GREEN category this week. Read the state’s Weekly Public Health Report here. 
  • 125 Coronavirus deaths in Needham to date (5/6/21).


Doses Received to Date

Doses Administered to Date 

Doses Scheduled for Distribution 

Total Doses Administered or Scheduled 






Mask, Distancing Rules Still in Effect in MA for Now
While the CDC’s announcement yesterday that fully-vaccinated individuals can safely gather and stop wearing masks indoors was welcomed news, the state has not yet changed its own mask and distancing rules. The Town of Needham will closely monitor any changes the Commonwealth makes before easing the Town’s own masking and distancing rules. Masks must continue to be worn indoors in any public buildings in Needham and individuals should continue to maintain social distance. The Town will provide additional updates as new information is received. Thank you for your cooperation, patience and efforts to keep the Needham community safe. 

Needham Public Health Vaccine Appointments Available Next Week
Needham Public Health will hold walk-in vaccination clinics next week for adults 18+. The Department will offer the Moderna vaccine. Appointments will be available Monday through Thursday from 5 pm – 7 pm. You may also call to schedule an appointment for Friday, May 21st between the hours of 9 am and 1 pm. Please call Needham Public Health at 
781-455-7940 ext. 218.

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