December 11, 2020
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AAFP VIRTUAL TOWN HALL - December 16th - 8-9pm ET:
With news on the COVID-19 pandemic changing seemingly every day, it can be difficult for family physicians to keep track of everything that's happening – beginning next week, the AAFP and other organizations (including the Maine DHHS) will be delivering a burst of new information on the first wave of COVID-19 vaccines.

For family physicians, one key meeting will be the AAFP’s special Virtual Town Hall, which will be held Dec. 16 from 7 to 8 p.m. CST to discuss issues related to the approval and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. All members are invited to participate. (Read More –including how to attend this Town Hall meeting – BONUS: 1 CME credit available for attending!)
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A Message from Maine Responds - Volunteer Opportunity
We appreciate all of the offers coming in to assist in Maine CDC's COVID-19 response. By registering with Maine Responds, you will join our listing of volunteers against which we search for any emergent volunteer workforce needs. Read on for the details of joining both Maine Responds, and our more involved volunteer opportunities through Maine Medical Reserve Corps - members of both start with the same first step: register at  Read More

Dec. 11, 2020
To: All Maine Clinicians
From: Maine DHHS
Re: COVID-19 Vaccine Information Sessions
As part of the State’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic Maine DHHS is pleased to launch a set of educational efforts to offer information for Maine clinicians on the COVID-19 vaccines and support their efforts to build the knowledge & trust needed to ensure a successful vaccination effort statewide.

Starting next Tues, Dec 15 the DHHS is hosting a series of short (30min) “COVID-19 Vaccine Info Sessions” twice/week at the following times:
·       Tuesdays at 7:30 - 8AM
·       Fridays at 12N – 12:30PM
The sessions will offer brief didactic sessions on the vaccine development & approval process, followed by time for questions & discussions. Clinicians are welcome to attend one or multiple sessions. The sessions will be held via Zoom using the following log-in and/or call-in info for all sessions:
Meeting ID: 621 843 4986
Passcode: 338847
o  Phone: One tap mobile: +13017158592,,6218434986#,,,,,,0#,,338847#
Clinicians, First Responders, Teachers, and your family members:
Speak with a mental health professional for help dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, grief or worry 7 days a week, 8 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Call the toll-free COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line at 866-367-4440 or 207-221-8196