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July 16, 2021

In This Issue
Promoting COVID-19 Vaccination in Clinical Settings: The Critical Role of Maine’s Physicians
A Call to Action- Protecting the Children of Maine
COVID News: Surgeon Gener Surgeon General Issues Vaccine Misinformation Warning; JAMA Peds Retracts Masks Study
Johnson & Johnson Recalls Sunscreens After Carcinogen Found
Opioid & Substance Use Disorder News
Medicare Updates
Federal Advocacy Update
Registration Open for MMA’s 168th Annual Membership Meeting (Sep 10-12)
Notice of Rulemaking: Immunization requirements for Maine school children
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)
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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
Medical Director

 
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Maine Community Action Partnership: Did You Know?


Did you know that almost half of parents surveyed say they are more concerned about the COVID-19 vaccine than they are of the vaccine itself?  That’s an alarming statistic, but a full 71% of all parents said they would be more likely to get their child vaccinated if in-person school could be “normal”.

This information offers us opportunities to educate parents and their kids about the benefits of the vaccine. A study by the de Beaumont Foundation has found the most effective messaging when addressing these concerns:

Vaccinating children can help the country reach herd immunity and can protect children from the mental and physical effects of lockdowns and other restrictions.

Parents can protect their children from needing hospitalization or have lasting COVID-19 symptoms. There are documented deaths in children due to COVID-19, and the long-term impact of the virus remains unknown.

Medical science has proven that other vaccines keep dangerous diseases and viruses away from our children. The COVID-19 vaccine is no different.

Vaccinated children can go back to school – in person and without masks – to get the education they want, need, and deserve.

We hope you find this information helpful when speaking to your patients.

For more information visit https://debeaumont.org/changing-the-covid-conversation/poll-vaccine-perceptions-among-parents-of-teenagers/   

Or contact me at mleary@mecap.org

 

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