Massachusetts Health Center COVID-19 Survey Summary Report

Latest data from March 26, 2021

Number of Health Center respondents = 27 (73% 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 7,365
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 72.87%
Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)1 844
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 82.08%

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 22.62% 15.76%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 19.44% 28.08%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 16.46% 14.81%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 6.72% 5.57%
Asian Patients3 5.28% 10.90%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients3 0.16% 0.12%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients3 0.79% 0.95%
Patients with More than one race3 2.27% 2.73%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 9.64% 9.00%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 7.63% 3.67%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 8.99% 8.41%

Patients Vaccinated

Metrics Value
COVID-19 Immunization Series Initiated 15,391
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Initiated COVID-19 Immunization 59.61%
COVID-19 Immunization Series Completed 15,343
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Completed COVID-19 Immunization 53.25%

Vaccinations by Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Patient COVID-19 Immunization Series Initiated2 Patient COVID-19 Immunization Series Completed2
White, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 36.70% 42.45%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 15.09% 15.00%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 12.71% 9.59%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 5.25% 4.21%
Asian Patients3 8.60% 12.46%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients3 0.25% 0.25%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients3 0.62% 0.70%
Patients with More than one race3 7.64% 2.70%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 4.01% 3.43%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 2.59% 2.31%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 6.54% 6.90%

Testing Logistics

Metrics Value
Health Centers with COVID-19 Testing Capacity, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 96.30%
Health Centers with COVID-19 Drive-Up/Walk Up Testing Capacity, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)4 84.62%

Average Turnaround Time for COVID-19 Test Results, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)4

Metrics Value
Less Than 1 Hour 0.00%
12 Hours or Less 11.54%
24 Hours 38.46%
2-3 Days 50.00%
4-5 Days 0.00%
More Than 5 Days 0.00%

Vaccine Logistics

Challenges in Deploying the COVID Vaccine

Metrics Value
Financial reimbursement for costs associated with vaccine administration 11.11%
Staffing to administer the vaccine 59.26%
Vaccine confidence 29.63%
Vaccine storage capacity 7.41%
Vaccine supply 59.26%
Other 3.70%
None 14.81%

Operations and Staff

Metrics Value
Health Center Weekly Visits Compared to Pre-COVID 19 Weekly Visits 95.74%
Health Center Sites Temporarily Closed 25
Staff Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 9
Staff Initiated COVID-19 Immunization Series 119
Staff Completed COVID-19 Immunization Series 188
Health Center Staff Unable to Work (due to site/service closure, exposure, family/home obligations, lack of PPE, etc.) 2.04%
Average Percent of Health Center Visits Conducted Virtually 39.81%

Health Centers with an adequate supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for:

Type of PPE 6 or Fewer Days 7-13 Days 14-20 Days 21-27 Days 28 or More Days No Supply Challenge at this time
Surgical Masks 0.00% 0.00% 11.11% 3.70% 48.15% 37.04%
N95/PPR Masks 3.70% 3.70% 7.41% 11.11% 40.74% 33.33%
Gowns 0.00% 0.00% 3.70% 7.41% 48.15% 40.74%
Gloves 0.00% 0.00% 14.81% 3.70% 48.15% 33.33%
Face Masks/Goggles 0.00% 0.00% 7.41% 3.70% 44.44% 44.44%

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 Only health centers that responded having COVID-19 testing capacity are included, n=26. Percentages may not add to 100% due to health centers not reporting turnaround times or rounding to the hundredths.

Date Last Reviewed:  March 2021