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

 

Vaccine Ordering Open to All MIP-approved COVID Vaccine Providers Through Maine CDC

COVID-19 vaccine ordering is now available to all COVID-19 enrolled provider sites. Smaller independent physician offices are excited they can now offer patients shots at their offices. The Maine Medical Association applauds the efforts of Maine public health officials after their announcement they will be offering more doses to community physician practices in the coming weeks.

 

COVID-19 vaccine ordering is now available to all COVID-19 enrolled provider sites. Smaller independent physician offices are excited they can now offer patients shots at their offices. The Maine Medical Association applauds the efforts of Maine public health officials after their announcement they will be offering more doses to community physician practices in the coming weeks. 

As the demand for COVID-19 vaccinations seems to be waning in some areas many states have started to shift focus from large-scale mass throughput sites to smaller locations such as independent community physician offices. 

For detailed information on the ordering process, please review the Maine COVID-19 Vaccine Request Process document. 

Important reminders: 

Orders must be submitted using the COVID-19 Vaccine Weekly Allocation Request Form

Ordering will NOT be available in ImmPact. 

Orders should be sent to the MECDC@Maine.gov email box by 5pm on Mondays. 

Due to limited federal allotments, orders are not guaranteed at this time. 

Practices that have not been approved as a COVID-19 Vaccine Provider but wish to can visit Maine’s COVID-19 Vaccine Providers Portal webpage to begin enrollment.