Island Health

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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Thank you Thursday for Good Shepherd Food Bank

It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission love goes to Good Shepherd Food Bank. Good Shepherd helps the Mission provide healthy, nutritious food to thousands of people in Washington County. They help us feed people who can’t quite make ends meet. People who make difficult decisions each week or month about what bill…

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March 19 – Clinics on Great Cranberry, Islesford.

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME – The Mission Covid-19 vaccination clinic team heads out on March 19th morning aboard the mailboat, Sea Queen, for clinics on Great Cranberry island and Islesford. The Maine CDC gave permission for the Mission Covid vaccination medical team to administer vaccines to island residents 18-years old and up on Great Cranberry and…

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Covid Clinic Trips 3 and 4 – Monhegan, Matinicus Islands

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — The Mission medical team held back-to-back clinics on Monhegan island (March 3) and Matinicus island (March 4). Sunbeam Captain Mike Johnson, Engineer Storey King, and Steward Jillian, were resting from their second Covid-19 vaccinations, so the medical team traveled to these two islands by means other than aboard the Mission’s boat,…

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Second Trip, Four Islands, Mission Covid Clinics

NORTHEAST HARBOR — The Mission’s second Covid-19 vaccination clinic trip (Feb. 26-27) relied on the Sunbeam for travel, accommodations, and vaccine safekeeping. The day began at the Sunbeam‘s berth in Northeast Harbor where the Clinic Team met local tv news multimedia journalists from WABI, Newscenter 6, and WVII to answer questions about the island Covid…

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Swan’s Island Covid Vaccination Trip – Feb 25

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — On the windy, brisk, February 25th, Mission Island Health Services Director Sharon Daley, MDI Hospital nurse Maureen Giffin, Mission Island Outreach Director Douglas Cornman, and Mission President John Zavodny eased their car onto the Swan’s Island ferry to deliver their first Covid-19 vaccination clinic since partnering with the Maine CDC and…

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Video – Monhegan Covid-19 Vaccine Trip – March 3, 2021

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — On the March 3, 2021 Covid-19 vaccination clinic for Monhegan Island residents, Maine Seacoast Mission President Zavodny helped with registrations, took notes and photos. He also captured the flavor of the clinic in this short, self-narrated video.

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Thank you Thursday – Nurses Peggy Akers, Maureen Giffin

It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission love goes to nurses Maureen Giffin and Peggy Akers, who have joined Island Health Services Director Sharon Daley – also a nurse – in administering Covid-19 vaccinations to people in our island communities. “What a pleasure and honor it is to work with two amazing dedicated…

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