MDI Hospital issues Coronavirus updates every Wednesday. Here's their latest update as of Wednesday May 5

As of Wednesday, May 5th, MDI Hospital has confirmed 100 cases of COVID-19 of Hancock County residents and 8 cases for non-Hancock County residents. There were NO new increases since April 28th

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

  • May 5 - 8880 doses (increase of 800 doses since April 28)
  • 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 8880 doses 5360 are 1st Doses which includes 900 single dose Johnson and Johnson vaccines and 3520 2nd Doses

The State of Maine has eliminated its residency requirement for the administration of COVID-19 vaccines, effective immediately. This change reflects:

  • Increasing supply of COVID-19 vaccine;
  • Growing numbers of seasonal workers arriving in Maine for agriculture, aquaculture, hospitality, and tourism;
  • Arrival of seasonal residents;
  • Returning college students; and
  • Further simplification of the vaccination process by removing the need to verify proof of residency.

Any individual 16 or older is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Maine. The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson / Janssen vaccines are all authorized for individuals 18 and older and the Pfizer vaccine is authorized for those 16 and older.

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


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