Maine's Governor, Janet Mills, received her the first of 2 doses of a vaccine to prevent Covid-19 today. Last month, Mills had to quarantine following exposure to the virus, but did not end up contracting it.

"The first dose of the Moderna vaccine was administered to the Governor at the Blaine House this morning by James Jarvis, MD, physician leader for Incident Command, Northern Light Health, and director, Clinical Education, Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center. The Governor was vaccinated on the recommendation of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention as part of Phase 1a as a person critical to Maine’s COVID-19 response. The Governor leads Maine’s COVID-19 response."

The press release from the Blaine House came out as the Maine CDC released it's Covid update for the day, an increase of 823 cases and 16 deaths.

Maine CDC Director, Dr. Nirav Shah announced during this update that Maine's anticipated increase in the number of doses of the vaccine available (coming into the state from a newly released "held back 2nd doses" that the U.S. Government was going to push out to increase the number of shots able to be administered) may, in fact, not be increasing at all. Instead Shah said "Maine may be continuing with the current supply constraints for the foreseeable future."

To date, there have been over 70,000 vaccines administered across the state.

In 28 days, Mills will be ready to receive her last dose of the vaccine.


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