December 10, 2022

Govt-19 vaccination order for Maine health workers announced

Governor Janet Mills announced Thursday the Govt-19 vaccination order for state health workers. Health workers must be fully vaccinated by October 1st. “With this need, we are protecting health workers. We are protecting their patients, including the most vulnerable people, and protecting our health care capabilities,” Mills said. A hospital, multi-level health care facility, home health care facility, nursing facility, residential care facility or intermediate care facility for persons with intellectual disabilities are government licensed. Those working in emergency medical service organizations or dental procedures should be vaccinated against Govit-19. No new emergency is required to issue the order. Mills said the state has the power to provide it under current law, which requires vaccines for measles, mumps and rubella and the flu. Only medical exemptions will be allowed.Even though 80% of Maine adults are fully vaccinated, more can be done, Mills said. Nursing and assisted living domestic workers are lagging behind with a vaccination rate of 70%. It has already decided to issue a vaccination order to one-third of the staff at 93 long-term care facilities in Maine. Who cares for you in that organization, in that facility, not only against vaccination and measles and the flu and the chicken pox, but also against this deadly, deadly virus, “Mills said. Organizations backed the order, saying the Republican Party’s vaccine order should come from employers, not from the government, and the governor’s announcement was expected. The seven-day average was 161.4 27.6 a month ago compared to Thursday, with more than 86% of the infectious delta variant of the positive Govit-19 samples deployed in July. Maine Health Care providers, Maine Health and Northern Light Health, have previously announced vaccination orders for their employees. Employees are vaccinated against the virus until October 1. Northern Light gives employees two weeks to get vaccinated when the FDA approves the vaccine in full. Main Health and Northern Light said they allow religious and medical exemptions. Employees with approved exemptions should be tested for COVID-19 twice a week until the end of the epidemic.

Governor Janet Mills announced Thursday the Govt-19 vaccination order for state health workers.

Health workers must be fully vaccinated by October 1st.

“Through this need, we protect health workers. We protect their patients, including the most vulnerable people, and we protect our health care capabilities,” Mills said.

Mills healthcare workers include a hospital, multi-level health care facility, home health care facility, nursing facility, residential care facility or interim care facility for persons with intellectual disabilities licensed by the state.

Those working in emergency medical service organizations or dental procedures should be vaccinated for Govit-19.

No new emergency is required to issue the order. Mills said the state has the power to provide it under current law, which requires vaccines for measles, mumps and rubella and the flu. Only medical exemptions will be allowed.

Although 80% of Maine adults are fully vaccinated, more can be done, Mills said. Domestic workers living with nursing and assistance with a vaccination rate of 70% are lagging behind.

One-third of the 93 long-term care facilities in Maine had already decided to issue a vaccination order to staff.

“At that organization, you and your family have the right to expect everyone who cares for you to be vaccinated and vaccinated not only against measles and the flu and the chicken pox, but also against this deadly, deadly virus.” Said.

The order was supported by the Maine Hospital Association, the Maine Medical Association and the Maine Healthcare Association, and other health care organizations and organizations.

Nurses are also in need but have heard of religious exclusions. Maine Republicans said the vaccine order should come from employers, not the government.

The governor’s announcement was expected. A spokesman for the governor said Mills was considering the order earlier this week.

Maine has seen a steady increase in Govt-19 cases over the past one month.

The seven-day average for new daily cases was 161.4 as of Thursday, up from 27.6 a month earlier.

86% of the positive Covit-19 samples deployed in July had an infectious delta variant.

MainHealth and Northern Light Health, the state’s largest health care providers, have previously announced vaccination orders for their employees.

MineHealth has until October 1 to vaccinate employees against the virus.

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Maine Health and Northern Light said they would allow religious and medical exemptions. Employees with approved exemptions should be tested for COVID-19 twice a week until the end of the epidemic.