Maine CDC Working On Online Vaccination Platform As State Adds 11 Deaths, 662 COVID-19 Cases
The Maine CDC is expecting to launch a statewide COVID-19 vaccine registration system within the next several weeks after an equivalent federal system that was developed by the Trump administration turned out to not meet the state's needs.
Maine Lawmakers Fight Over What's A Proper Face Covering
Maine's legislative leaders have recently been mired in a debate over face mask requirements at the State House even as lawmakers are expected to consider more than 1,000 bills this session, as well as two spending plans worth more than $8 billion.
More clinics in Maine are offering the COVID-19 vaccine this week to people who are at least 70 years of age. Older adults will also have more options for how to make appointments, with the launch of one health care system’s new hotline.
The Maine CDC is reporting 259 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday. That’s up from the 189 cases announced Sunday, but still lower than daily cases reported last week, which reached above 600 for several days.
Public health officials, and scientists at vaccine maker Moderna, are still trying to determine what caused temperature disruptions to multiple shipments of vaccine, rendering them potentially unusable.