Positive cases in Winthrop see slight uptick

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has notified the town of 38 — five more than last week — additional confirmed positive cases of the virus in Winthrop since our last reporting on Feb. 18. These additions bring the Winthrop case total up to 1,969, with 35 deceased, 53 isolated and 1,881 recovered.

The Winthrop Public Health will be offering assistance to those who may have difficulty registering for the Covid vaccine. 

Anyone in need can call the EOC number at 617-539-5837 or email [email protected]

Winthrop Stop the Spread Testing 

Information

Indoor Testing Now Available By Appointment Only

151 Pauline St: Located in the Old Middle School Gymnasium next to Larsen Rink

Testing Hours can be found on https://app.beacontesting.com/login.

Please register online at https://app.beacontesting.com/login to see available appointment slots.

(617) 741-7310

https://app.beacontesting.com/login

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

• Individuals age 65 and older are now eligible 

• Please visit https://www.town.winthrop.ma.us/home/news/resources-residents-75-scheduling-covid-19-vaccine-appointments for more information

• Currently the vaccine supply is very limited and dependent of federal allocations.

• The Winthrop Health department does not have vaccine available and do not expect vaccines for at least 3-4 weeks (also dependent on how many doses the state receives)

• All appointments are made online for state-sponsored sites.  

• If you are looking for a vaccine appointment, we suggest two things.

1. Contact your primary care provider; because of the limited supply they may not be doing distributions currently.

2. Look at state-sponsored sites that may have vaccine doses available.  Not all sites will have appointments because of the limited supply.

For the most up to date information on vaccines in Massachusetts, go to https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-vaccine-frequently-asked-questions

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