Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 05/14/2021  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
•  Governor Announces Maine Will Follow New CDC Guidance on Masks for Fully Vaccinated People
•  FDA Adds Adolescents Age 12 Through 15 to Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine EUA
•  AMA Pledges in New Plan to Dismantle Causes of Health Inequities
•  Vaccine Ordering Open to All MIP-approved COVID Vaccine Providers Through Maine CDC
•  Another Busy Week for Maine Medical Association Legislative Advocacy
•  MMA Mary Cushman, MD Award for Humanitarian Service
•  Tufts Maine Track Class of 2021
•  UNECOM
•  This Week’s Top Articles from JAMA Network
•  SUPPORT for ME Training and Technical Assistance Initiative
•  Maine Community Action Partnership is Working for a Successful Vaccine Roll Out for All
•  A Message from Maine Responds: Volunteer Opportunity
MAINE LEGISLATURE
•  Maine Medical Association State Legislative Priorities Update
•  Next MMA Legislative Call Will Be Wednesday, May 19th
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
•  NAMI Maine June Workshop: Suicide Assessment & Management for Clinical Staff
•  AAP EQIPP Course: Immunizations - Strategies for Success (for RURAL Health Providers)
•  New Maine AAP Educational Webinar Series
•  SBIRT/EFFECTIVE CONVERSATION TRAINING - Saturday, May 15th, 8:30am
•  2021 PREVENTION PROFESSIONALS CONFERENCE: Striving for Inclusive Prevention During the Pandemic and Beyond May 18-19, 2021
•  Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health Annual Meeting May 21-25
•  Maine Opioid Prescribing Legal Update May 25, 2021
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
•  Medical Director / Physician
•  Finance Director for Islands Community Medical Services

 

Maine Community Action Partnership is Working for a Successful Vaccine Roll Out for All

After the grueling toll of pandemic life, there are some very clear bright spots. Three vaccines are approved and all back online and being rolled out. In fact, Maine is ranked among the top in the nation for vaccination rates.

 


After the grueling toll of pandemic life, there are some very clear bright spots. Three vaccines are approved and all back online and being rolled out. In fact, Maine is ranked among the top in the nation for vaccination rates.
Additionally, science and medical experts are the trusted message and messengers for COVID-19 education. In a recent national survey, the most trusted messengers regarding the COVID-19 vaccines are medical professionals and vaccinated family members. However, a majority of Mainers report that they have not consulted their doctors with their questions about the safety and efficacy of vaccines. Now is a great time for physicians and medical providers to reach out via social media, post cards, school and community events to keep the dialogue open. If you would like to speak at a community forum, contact MeCAP at info@mecap.org.