Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 02/26/2021  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
•  BREAKING: Washington Post Reports, “FDA advisers recommend authorization of Johnson & Johnson single-dose coronavirus vaccine”
•  BREAKING: Maine Adopts Age-based Approach to Expanding Vaccine Eligibility
•  Committee Delays Debate on Bill to Eliminate Nurse Practitioner Training
•  “Community Based Collaboration Form” Vaccine Request Available from Maine DHHS/CDC
•  Maine PMP to Stay with Appriss System
•  CMS Special Enrollment Period for Marketplace Coverage 2021
•  Sue Woods, MD, MPH-- Internet connectivity that just works will help Maine thrive
•  Incoming MMA President, Jeffrey Barkin, MD, DFAPA on WGAN Radio
•  Next MMA Legislative Call Will Be Wednesday, March 3rd
•  Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership’s Renowned Physician Executive Leadership Institute – The Advanced Course Enrollment is OPEN
•  PPE Available Through the MMA & ActionPPE
•  A Message from Maine Responds: Volunteer Opportunity
MAINE LEGISLATURE
•  Maine Legislature Week 7 Update
•  Maine Legislature: Public Hearings & Work Sessions
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
•  Maine CDC Physicians To Host Regular Clinician COVID Vaccine Info Sessions
•  Suicide Prevention and Management in Healthcare Practice Settings: A Comprehensive Evidence-Based Approach
•  Maine CDC Annual Prevention Professionals Conference - March 2nd-3rd
•  AAP EQIPP Course: Immunizations - Strategies for Success (for RURAL Health Providers)
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
•  Nursing Director
•  Medical Director - Bucksport Regional Health Center
•  Rangeley Family Medicine seeks Physician
•  Nurse Practitioner
•  Physician
•  Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

 

BREAKING: Maine Adopts Age-based Approach to Expanding Vaccine Eligibility

The Mlls Administration announced Friday afternoon that beginning next Wednesday, March 3, 2021, Maine will expand eligibility for the vaccine to those 60 years and older.

 

The Mlls Administration announced Friday afternoon that beginning next Wednesday, March 3, 2021, Maine will expand eligibility for the vaccine to those 60 years and older. 

The media release from the Governor’s office outlined the decision to update Maine’s vaccination strategy was decided in consultation with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services and the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention and reflects recent scientific data indicating that age is among the strongest predictors of whether an individual is likely to get seriously ill and die from COVID-19, even more so than risk factors such as underlying medical conditions.