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Monday, July 12, 2021

In This Issue
FDA, CDC & Dr. Fauci: No need for COVID vaccine boosters yet despite Pfizer request
Maine DHHS & CDC seeking physician input; Tuesday webinar & web-based survey
Registration Open for MMA’s 168th Annual Membership Meeting (Sep 10-12)
Unvaccinated people would prefer to get vaccinated at their doctor’s office
Notice of Rulemaking: Immunization requirements for Maine school children
Feds asked to investigate of Alzheimer's drug approval; FDA revises recommendations for drug
Biden Executive Order covers non-compete agreements, hospital mergers, and prescription prices
Top JAMA and NEJM articles of the week
AAFP: Direct Primary Care Was the Change She Needed
Maine Secretary of State Seeking Physician Volunteers
SUPPORT for ME: Strengthening Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Services for MaineCare Members
Are You a Professional Who Works with Individuals in Maine Who Have a Substance Use Disorder? We Want to Hear From You!
Maine Community Action Partnership: Did You Know?
MMA Mary Cushman, MD Award for Humanitarian Service
UPCOMING EVENTS
Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
AAP EQIPP Course: Immunizations - Strategies for Success (for RURAL Health Providers)
SUPPORT for ME Training and Technical Assistance Initiative
Working with Children & Adolescents? Maine Pediatric & Behavioral Health Partnership (MPBHP) Webinar Series (July thru December 2nd Wednesday of month)
Register Now: Governor Mills’ 3rd Annual Opioid Response Summit on July 15th
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Physician (BC/BE in Family Medicine) - Strong Area Health Center
Physician (BC/BE in Family Medicine) - Richmond Area Health Center
Help educate new physicians – join our accredited Family Medicine Residency Program as faculty
Join our region-leading Neuroscience/Stroke Center
Contract Clinical Advisor - Healthcare Coalition of Maine
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Maine DHHS & CDC seeking physician input; Tuesday webinar & web-based survey

As part of Maine CDC’s ongoing efforts to promote COVID-19 vaccination to increase the number of people vaccinated in Maine, ME DHHS is looking for your input on how we can support increased COVID vaccination in medical practices & other health care settings. 

The MMA has been advocating a widespread plan to have COVID vaccines readily accessible in physician offices since the beginning of 2021, and as outlined in another MMWU article this week (Unvaccinated people would prefer to get vaccinated at their doctor’s office), it is well recognized that offering COVID vaccination in medical practices and health care settings should be a key part of an ongoing strategy to get to the remaining ~30% of eligible Mainers who remain unvaccinated.

To help advance this work, Maine DHHS and CDC are asking for input from Maine clinicians on the most significant barriers to offering vaccination in medical practices & health care settings, and what steps we could take to better support your efforts moving forward. 

Specifically, they would like to solicit the direct input of clinicians on these issues on an upcoming webinar on Tues, July 13 (7:30AM), as well as through a brief web-based survey: https://forms.office.com/g/eS3C4AEbht

To that end, state public health leaders will use the next COVID Vaccine Clinicians Info Session to focus on this issue on Tues, July 13 from 7:30-8:30A (note: they will be extending the normal 30’ session to 1hr), using the following Zoom link:

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Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/6218434986?pwd=dEJoNEVRSkVSN2dwZlJ5WEl3WjJsZz09

Meeting ID: 621 843 4986
Passcode: 338847
One tap mobile: +13017158592,,6218434986#,,,,,,0#,,338847#

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