Lyme Vaccine Trial Still Looking for Participants

Organizers of a first-of-its-kind Lyme disease vaccine trial on Martha’s Vineyard are still looking for signups, after an initial wave of recruitment has slowed down in recent months.

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Vaccination Bus Returns on July 31
The vaccination bus returns to Martha's Vineyard on Sunday, July 31.
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Federal Judge Strongly Upholds SSA Vaccine Mandate
A federal judge has firmly denied a request for an injunction by a group of Steamship Authority employees seeking to overturn the boat line’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate for its workers.
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West Tisbury to Replace Vaccine-Resistant Worker
The Up-Island Council on Aging is hiring, after West Tisbury’s select board voted to terminate a Howes House employee who has declined to be vaccinated against Covid-19.
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Hospital To Offer Moderna, J&J Booster Shots
Martha’s Vineyard Hospital will begin taking appointments for booster doses of the Moderna and J&J vaccines for eligible individuals starting at 4 p.m. Friday.
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Weekly Covid Cases Drop to Single Digits, Continuing Decline
Weekly cases of Covid-19 on Martha’s Vineyard dropped to single digits for the first time in months on Monday, as a late-summer case surge continues to dissipate on the Island.
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Vaccine Bus Returns; Booster Shots Available for Seniors
The free mobile vaccine bus is back on Island, setting up shop at MVRHS all day Saturday and Sunday.
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As Vaccine Demand Exceeds Supply, Islanders Look to Mainland
With only one vaccination site at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, some Islanders are crossing the sound for vaccine appointments.
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State, Federal Supply Issues Slow Vaccination Rollout
National supply issues and state logistics are holding up an otherwise smooth vaccination process, as the hospital continues to administer doses to Islanders 75 and older.
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Student Vaccination Rates Trail State by Wide Margin
Maia Coleman
Vaccination rates for school and state-mandated inoculations are among the lowest in the state, raising concerns about how the Covid vaccine will be received.
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