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August 06, 2021  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
Weekly Headline
•  New Maine Immunization Law for Schools Takes Effect Sep 1
Annual Membership Meeting
•  Registration Open for MMA’s 168th Annual Membership Meeting (Sep 10-12)
COVID-19 Pandemic Updates, Guidance & News
•  Resources & News: COVID Vaccination Mandates Dominate Recent Pandemic Discussion
•  Connecting Providers and Schools for COVID-19 Administration
Maine CDC Health Action Alerts
•  Maine CDC Investigates Four Recent Cases of Legionella in Bangor Area
•  Maine CDC Health Alert Network: Varicella (Chickenpox)
Maine CDC Immunizations
•  Maine CDC Makes New Vaccine Products Available Through Maine Immunization Program (MIP)
•  Maine CDC Vaccine Provider Training
Independent Physician Practices
•  JAMA: The Increasing Role of Physician Practices as Bill Collectors—Destined for Failure
•  AMA Drafts CY 2022 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule Summary
JAMA
•  This Week’s Top Articles from JAMA Network
•  AMA: What Doctors Wish Patients Knew Series
More News
•  SUPPORT for ME: Strengthening Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Services for MaineCare Members
•  Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership’s Renowned Physician Executive Leadership Institute – The Advanced Course
•  Maine Community Action Partnership: Did You Know?
•  MMA Mary Cushman, MD Award for Humanitarian Service - 7/30 Nomination Deadline
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 (August thru December 2nd Wednesday of month)
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
•  Nurse Practitioner
•  Physician
•  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
•  Northern Light Health is seeking board-eligible/board-certified Cardiologists

 

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”.

 


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