COVID-19 Updates

Island Covid Booster Shots Follow Flu Shots

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — Island Health Services Director Sharon Daley, RN no sooner completed a multi-island run aboard the Sunbeam administering flu shots, when the Mission received a CDC green light to administer Covid vaccination boosters among certain island communities. Sharon and fellow Sunbeam crew member, Director of Island Outreach & Chaplain Douglas Cornman, are…

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Thank you Thursday to the Mission Vaccine Team

It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission love goes to the entire Mission Covid Vaccine Team. Mission President John Zavodny, Island Health Services Director Sharon Daley, Island Outreach Director & Chaplain Douglas Cornman, and Mission Board member, Jill Goldthwait express their thanks during a mini-Sunbeam “thank you” cruise to the many good people…

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WPost Cites Mission in Telehealth Report

www.washingtonpost.comNationalPatients and doctors who embraced telehealth during the pandemic fear it will become harder to access By Frances Stead SellersSeptember 10, 2021 at 11:53 p.m. EDT The most remote island communities have long relied on the nonprofit Maine Seacoast Mission to show up in its 75-foot steel-hulled floating clinic, the Sunbeam V. The mission’s nurse, Sharon…

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Walgreens Presents – In Our Words

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME – We invite you to watch this video portrait of the Mission medical team’s Covid vaccination work on remote Maine islands earlier this year. This video is part of a Walgreens public service announcement series depicting Covid-19 responses in different parts of the nation. This story features Island Health Services Director Sharon…

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Covid-19 Vaccination Clinics at Mission Community Center

With the Mission’s Maine island Covid-19 vaccination clinics very much in the news, we wanted to also share the story of two companion vaccination clinics at our Community Center in Cherryfield. Held in partnership with the Maine Mobile Health Program (MMHP) and Mano en Mano, the first clinic was on April 12. The second clinic…

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Jillian – The Heart in the Song Always Comes Through

Our Zoom Open Mic sessions end soon. For a few months now, on Wednesday’s, 6 to 8 pm, we gather online to play and listen to music. It is a Covid adaptation of the Open Mic events we held live in colder months at our Weald Bethel Community Center in Cherryfield. Art and I and…

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Thank you Thursday for Maine Mobile Health Program

It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission love goes to the Maine Mobile Health Program based in Augusta. MMHP is Maine’s only farmworker health organization. “Community members in [the Downeast] area have faced challenges accessing vaccine appointments through the large vaccination sites. And there aren’t too many of those sites close to this…

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Power in Partnership – 58 People Vaccinated at Community Clinic

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Power in partnership. A huge thank-you to our community volunteers, the Maine Seacoast Mission, Maine Mobile Health Program, and Maine DHHS for making this possible. At last week’s Community Vaccine Clinic 58 people received vaccines, access to interpreters, and some tasty treats. If you have any questions or are interested in attending…

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Boat, snowmobile, camel: Vaccine reaches world’s far corners

federalnewsnetwork.comBUSINESS NEWSBoat, snowmobile, camel: Vaccine reaches world’s far cornersBy DAVID SHARP – April 7, 2021 1:06 am PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — After enduring 40-knot winds and freezing sea spray, jostled health care providers arrived wet and cold on two Maine islands in the North Atlantic late last month to conduct coronavirus vaccinations. As they came…

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Murray – Does Pete Buttigieg Have a Workday Like This?

freepressonline.comfrom Offshore: Does Pete Buttigieg Have a Workday Like This?by Eva Murray – Tuesday, April 6, 2021 8:53 AM Last Thursday was also the date scheduled for most winter islanders to get their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The crew from the Maine Seacoast Mission and the public health nurses were scheduled to fly…

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