MDI Hospital issues Coronavirus updates every Wednesday. Here's their latest update as of Wednesday April 28th

As of Wednesday, April 28th, MDI Hospital has confirmed 100 cases of COVID-19 of Hancock County residents and 8 cases for non-Hancock County residents. This is an increase of 4 cases since April 21st

There's been quite a bit of interest in the pace of vaccinations. Here's how many MDI Hospital has administered

  • April 28 - 8080 doses (increase of 344 doses since April 21)
  • April 21 - 7736 doses (increase of 248 doses since April 14)
  • April 14 - 7488 doses (increase of 704 doses since April 7)
  • April 7 - 6784 doses (increase of 1031 since March 31)
  • March 31 - 5753 doses (increase of 1082 since March 24)
  • March 24 - 4671 doses (increase of 142 since March 17)
  • March 17 - 4529 doses (increase of 415 since March 10)
  • March 10 - 4114 doses (increase of 1556 since February 24)
  • February 24 - 2558 doses (Increase of 280)
  • February 17 - 2278 doses (Increase of 410)
  • February 10 - 1868 doses

Of MDI's 8080 doses 5283 are 1st Doses which includes 900 single dose Johnson and Johnson vaccines and 2797 2nd Doses

MDI Hospital posted on their Facebook Page Wednesday afternoon

Vaccine appointments are available at the Bar Harbor Regency on Thursday, April 29 for anyone 18 years and older. Walk-in appointments will also be accepted on April 29 from 9:00 am until 11:30 am at the Bar Harbor Regency.

Mount Desert Island Hospital has launced a new online COVID-19 vaccine registration portal for eligible Maine residents. The portal went live on MDI Hospital’s COVID-19 vaccine webpage on Friday, March 26 at 1 pm

Going forward, MDI Hospital will post their vaccine availability for the upcoming week on their website on Thursday afternoons following the state’s weekly dose order. New vaccine appointments will be added to their online registration portal on Friday afternoons when available. The call line at 207-801-5011 will be open from 12-1 on Fridays when doses are available to assist those who require scheduling assistance.

Under the new Federal policy, participants in the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program – which includes certain Hannaford, Walgreens and Walmart pharmacies in Maine – are now directed to give access to available appointments exclusively to school staff and licensed child care workers. Existing appointments for those aged 60 and over at these pharmacies will remain active. School staff and child care workers should first check the websites of retail pharmacy partners for vaccine availability. A listing of Maine’s vaccination sites and retail pharmacies can be found here

MDI Hospital is hosting a virtual COVID-19 community forum for local business owners and Chamber of Commerce members on Tuesday, May 4th from 10 to 11 a.m.

Alf Anderson and Micki Sumpter of the Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Chambers of Commerce will be joined by MDI Hospital’s President and CEO Christina J. Maguire, Trevor Casey, PharmD, J.R. Krevans, Jr., MD, Julian Kuffler, MD, MPH, and Mike Kiers, RN, BSN. The panelists will discuss coronavirus updates in the MDI area and answer questions surrounding seasonal employee vaccinations and ongoing safety measures for businesses as we enter the upcoming tourist season.
This event is free, but registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the forum. To register, click here.
Participation is encouraged and there will be a live Q&A session during the event. Please feel welcome to submit your COVID-19 related questions ahead of time to events@mdihospital.org to be addressed during the virtual forum time-permitting. Any questions that we are not able to address during the live broadcast, we will answer via email after the event concludes

 

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