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Maine Medicine Weekly Update
October 31, 2021


In This Issue
LEAD STORY
One Step Closer to COVID Vaccines for Kids; FDA Authorizes Vaccine for Children Ages 5-11
Identifying Child Maltreatment
Identify to Protect: Recognizing the Signs of Child Maltreatment
More COVID Guidance & News
US FDA & CDC Officially Expand Eligibility Recommendations For COVID-19 Booster Shots
Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Dose Webinar & Ordering Reminders
Further Clarification to The Moderna Guidance That Was Previously Sent to Providers
Upcoming Training Sessions for Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines
New Standing Orders for Moderna, Janssen, & Pfizer with Booster Language Dose Information
Immunocompromised Americans who had a 3rd COVID-19 shot can now get a 4th
COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Therapies in Maine
US CDC Adds Certain Mental Health Conditions to List of High-Risk Individuals Eligible for Booster Shots
US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy on Vaccinating Kids, Mix and Match Boosters, Other Top Concerns
US Supreme Court Lets Maine Health Care Vaccine Mandate Stand
JAMA, NEJM Studies, Reports & Helpful Information
Top JAMA, JAMA Network, and New England Journal of Medicine Articles
Maine Track Teaching Opportunities
Teaching Opportunities in Tufts Medical School 'Maine Track'
FDA Rules Notices
FDA Moves to Allow Over-The-Counter Hearing Aids
Fraud Alert
Scammers Target Medical Conferences
Whaaaaatt ... ???
Surgeons in Egypt Remove Phone That Man Swallowed & Waited Six Months For It To ‘Pass Naturally’
UPCOMING EVENTS
Registration is Open! November 5th Governor's Office Opioid Response Seminar Series
Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
Join us for an introduction to hospice services in our webinar on November 2nd: Let’s Talk Hospice!
AAP EQIPP Course: Immunizations - Strategies for Success (for RURAL Health Providers)
SUPPORT For ME Training and Technical Assistance Initiative Webinars on November 3 & December 1
Maine Independent Clinical Information Service: MICIS presentations & Academic Detailing
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Physician (BC/BE in Family Medicine) - Mt. Abram Regional Health Center, (Kingfield, Maine)
Physician (BC/BE in Family Medicine) - Bingham Area Health Center

 
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Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Dose Webinar & Ordering Reminders

The Maine Immunization Program has distributed a memo announcing that Moderna will be hosting a webinar for vaccination providers to learn more about the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine booster dose.

Note: There will be no continuing education offered for this webinar.

Please register at the links below for one of the available sessions.

Webinar: Important updates on the mRNA-1273 50 µg Booster Dose

• Thursday, November 4th at 3pm ET – Register here for Nov 4

• Thursday, November 11th at 12pm ET – Register here for Nov 11

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Dose Reminders

As you place your future Moderna orders in ImmPact, we would like to remind providers of a few important points. Please keep in mind the following:

  • Upcoming orders of Moderna vaccine can be used for both 1st and 2nd doses.
  • Please do not set doses aside to be used only as 2nd doses.
  • When ordering, please take into consideration that the vaccine dosage for the booster dose (0.25 mL) is different than the dosage for the primary series (0.5 mL).
  • For example, if you are ordering 140 doses intended to be used for booster administration, you will get 280 doses out of it.

If you have any questions, please call the Maine Immunization Program at 207-287-3746.

 

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