MDI Hospital Coronavirus Update – March 24
MDI Hospital issues Coronavirus updates every Wednesday. Here's their latest update as of Wednesday March 24th
As of Wednesday, March 24th, MDI Hospital has confirmed 78 cases of COVID-19 of Hancock County residents and 8 cases for non-Hancock County residents. This is an increase of 2 cases since March 17th
There's been quite a bit of interest in the pace of vaccinations. Here's how many MDI Hospital has administered
- 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 the 4671 doses, 2977 have been 1st doses and 1,694 have been final doses.
MDI Hospital is limited in the amount of vaccines that they are receiving.
Mount Desert Island Hospital is preparing to launch a new online COVID-19 vaccine registration portal for eligible Maine residents. The portal will go live on MDI Hospital’s COVID-19 vaccine webpage on Friday, March 26 at 1 pm provided they receive a weekly allocation of doses from the State of Maine.
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