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Massachusetts Health Center COVID-19 Survey Summary Report

Latest data from May 6, 2022

Number of Health Center respondents = 31 (84% of all Health Centers)

Data represents information provided by health centers from a single, specified reporting date. Summary information across report dates is not comparable due to differences in which health centers responded for a given report date.

Patients Tested

Metrics Value
Patients Tested for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, Antigen)1 8,023
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, Antigen) 76.42%
Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, Antigen)1 914
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, Antigen) 69.97%

Patients by Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Patients Tested, Virus Detection (PCR, Antigen)2 Patients Tested Positive, Virus Detection (PCR, Antigen)2
White, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 20.70% 26.15%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 28.56% 20.02%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 12.88% 16.52%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 5.95% 6.02%
Asian Patients3 4.51% 6.35%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients3 0.44% 0.44%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients3 1.05% 0.44%
Patients with More Than One Race3 3.25% 2.41%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to Report Race) 10.46% 8.75%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to Report Race) 5.20% 5.80%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 7.02% 7.11%

Patients Vaccinated

Metrics Value
COVID-19 Immunization Series Initiated 847
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Initiated COVID-19 Immunization 73.23%
COVID-19 Immunization Series Completed 803
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Completed COVID-19 Immunization 81.72%
COVID-19 Immunization Series Additional 2,676
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Received an Additional Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine 64.51%

Vaccinations by Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Patient COVID-19 Immunization Series Initiated2 Patient COVID-19 Immunization Series Completed2 Patient COVID-19 Immunization Series Additional2
White, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 22.79% 16.19% 32.96%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 17.59% 23.16% 13.34%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 18.18% 21.79% 19.77%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 5.31% 5.35% 7.17%
Asian Patients3 3.42% 3.61% 7.70%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients3 0.24% 0.00% 1.12%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients3 1.30% 1.00% 0.90%
Patients with More Than One Race3 5.79% 6.48% 4.41%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to Report Race) 10.51% 10.96% 5.49%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to Report Race) 5.55% 4.61% 2.39%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 9.33% 6.85% 4.75%

Testing Logistics

Average Turnaround Time for COVID-19 Test Results, Virus Detection (PCR, Antigen)

Metrics Value
Less Than 1 Hour 6.45%
1 to 24 Hours 38.71%
More Than 24 Hours 45.16%
N/A 9.68%

Vaccine Logistics

Challenges in Deploying the COVID Vaccine

Metrics Value
Financial reimbursement for costs associated with vaccine administration 6.45%
Staffing to administer the vaccine 22.58%
Vaccine confidence 35.48%
Vaccine storage capacity 3.23%
Vaccine supply 6.45%
Other 9.68%
None 35.48%

Operations and Staff

Metrics Value
COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Received Only From Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine Program 16.13%
Average Percent of Health Center Visits Conducted Virtually 21.94%

Mobile Vans, Pop-Up Clinics, and School-Based Sites

Metrics Value
Percent of Health Centers Hosting Mobile Vans, Pop-Up, and/or School-Based Clinics 32.26%
Number of Mobile Van Sites 21
Number of Pop-up Clinics 5
Number of School-Based Vaccination Sites 13
Number of Family Vaccination Clinics 14

Monoclonal Antibody Therapy

Methods in Providing Access to Monoclonal Antibody Therapy

Metrics Value
Direct provision of monoclonal antibody therapies 6.45%
Refer patients to another organization that provides monoclonal antibody therapies 51.61%
None 41.94%

Challenges in Providing Access to Monoclonal Antibody Therapy

Metrics Value
Access to therapeutics 16.13%
Patient awareness/education 3.23%
Staffing capacity 12.90%
Therapy administration/onsite logistics 9.68%
Other 9.68%
None 58.06%

Test Kit Distribution

Metrics Value
Number of Health Centers that Distributed Test Kits Received through the HRSA COVID-19 Testing Supply Program 17
Number of Test Kits Distributed through the HRSA COVID-19 Testing Supply Program 8,718

Test Kit Distribution Methods4

Metrics Value
Provided to Existing Health Center Patients 88.24%
Provided to General Public Who Came to the Health Center 58.82%
Provided at Special Vaccination Events (e.g., through mobile vans, pop-up clinics, school-based clinics, family vaccination clinics) 23.53%
Provided at Other Community Events 47.06%
Provided to migratory/seasonal agricultural workers directly or through partnerships with community organizations serving these individuals 5.88%
Provided to individuals with limited English proficiency directly or through partnerships with community organizations serving these individuals 35.29%
Provided to older adults and/or individuals with disabilities directly or through partnerships with community organizations serving these individuals 35.29%
Provided to school-age children and/or their families directly or through partnerships with schools 29.41%
Provided to individuals living in HUD-assisted housing and/or individuals experiencing homelessness directly or through partnerships with local housing authorities 29.41%
Other 11.76%

N95 Mask Distribution

Metrics Value
Health Centers that Distributed N95 Masks Received through the HRSA Health Center COVID-19 N95 Mask Program 9
Number of N95 Masks Distributed through the HRSA Health Center COVID-19 N95 Mask Program 3,973

N95 Mask Distribution Methods5

Metrics Value
Provided to Existing Health Center Patients 100.00%
Provided to General Public Who Came to the Health Center 66.67%
Provided at Special Vaccination Events (e.g., through mobile vans, pop-up clinics, school-based clinics, family vaccination clinics) 33.33%
Provided at Other Community Events 66.67%
Provided to migratory/seasonal agricultural workers directly or through partnerships with community organizations serving these individuals 11.11%
Provided to individuals with limited English proficiency directly or through partnerships with community organizations serving these individuals 44.44%
Provided to older adults and/or individuals with disabilities directly or through partnerships with community organizations serving these individuals 44.44%
Provided to school-age children and/or their families directly or through partnerships with schools 22.22%
Provided to individuals living in HUD-assisted housing and/or individuals experiencing homelessness directly or through partnerships with local housing authorities 0.00%
Other 0.00%

Oral Antiviral Medication Distribution

Metrics Value
Number of Health Centers that Provided COVID-19 Oral Antiviral Medication through the HRSA Health Center COVID-19 Therapeutics Program 14
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Received COVID-19 Oral Antiviral Medication 47.27%

Oral Antiviral Medication Distribution by Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Value
White, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 38.18%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 15.45%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 7.73%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 1.82%
Asian Patients3 2.27%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients3 0.91%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients3 3.18%
Patients with More Than One Race3 1.82%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to Report Race) 14.09%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to Report Race) 10.00%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 4.55%

Oral Antiviral Medication Distribution by Population Type

Metrics Value
Migratory/Agricultural Workers 0.00%
Patients Experiencing Homelessness 0.91%
Patients Who Are Residents of Public Housing 11.82%
Patients with Limited English Proficiency 30.00%
Children Under 18 Years of Age 1.82%

1 The reported number of patients tested do not represent the same patients included in the reported number of patients tested positive due to a lag between the date the specimen is collected and the availability of test results. Positivity rates cannot be inferred by dividing patients tested positive by patients tested for this reason.

2 Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding to the hundredths.

3 Includes Hispanic/Latino and Non-Hispanic/Latino.

4 Percentages are calculated using the number of health centers that have distributed test kits received through the HRSA COVID-19 Testing Supply Program as the denominator.

5 Percentages are calculated using the number of health centers that have distributed N95 masks received through the HRSA Health Center COVID-19 N95 Mask Program as the denominator.

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