Governor Mills receives COVID-19 vaccine from James Jarvis, MD
Today James Jarvis, MD, FAAFP, physician leader for Incident Command, Northern Light Health, and director, Clinical Education, Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center, gave Governor Mills her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Blaine House. The Governor was vaccinated on the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommendation as part of Phase 1A as a person critical to Maine’s COVID-19 response. Governor Mills will receive the second and final dose of the Moderna vaccine in 28 days.
The Governor, who is 73, was vaccinated exactly one month after the first person in Maine, a COVID-19 ICU nurse at Maine Medical Center, received the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. To date
, 66,487 vaccinations have been reported in Maine.
Northern Light Health is actively preparing to vaccinate individuals over age 70 and those with certain at-risk conditions against the virus that causes COVID-19. We are still awaiting detail from the state about the amount of vaccine we will be receiving. While awaiting this information, we are unable to schedule clinics at this time. We know information will change quickly, and we will keep you informed as we prepare to go live. If community members ask you, please share with them that we ask community members not to call our practices as they have no more information. For the foreseeable future, we will be unable to provide vaccination outside of our special vaccine clinics.