Hospital Rolls Out Vaccinations for First Responders
Louisa Hufstader
Covid-19 vaccinations for police offers, firefighters, first responders, animal control officers began on Friday at the Martha's Vineyard Hospital and continues through Tuesday.
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SSA Appeals to State for Guidance on Vaccinations
Citing urgent staffing and scheduling concerns, the Steamship Authority has sent a letter to the state Department of Public Health requesting guidance on the vaccination process for its 500 employees.
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Stop & Shop Pharmacy to Provide Free Covid Vaccines When Available
Stop & Shop has signed on among the first pharmacies in the U.S. to administer future Covid-19 vaccines—for free, according to a press release.
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High Demand, Low Supply; Flu Vaccinations Are Tough Ticket
Maia Coleman
Heightened demand for flu vaccinations and slow distribution statewide are causing a temporary shortage of the vaccine for many Island suppliers.
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Hospital Holds Vaccination Clinic After Measles Diagnosis
With more than 600 doses of the vaccine that prevents measles, the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital began inoculating unvaccinated children and adults Wednesday evening, following a confirmed case of measles on the Island.
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Hospital Alerts Vineyard Community After Confirmed Case of Measles
The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital will hold two free vaccination clinics today and tomorrow following a diagnosis of measles in an unvaccinated child visiting the Island from another state last week. Health officials report public exposures occurred in West Tisbury, Chilmark and Oak Bluffs.
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Low Vaccination Rate Prevalent on Island
Alex Elvin

Vineyard elementary schools have some of the lowest vaccination rates in the state, according to a list of vaccination rates released by the state Department of Public Health. The West Tisbury and Tisbury schools are among the lowest.

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Flu Vaccines Are Important for All Ages

A total of 528 people of all ages received flu vaccines this weekend through the Island boards of health annual flu clinic.

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At Flu Clinics, A Beautiful Day For a Shot in the Arm
Olivia Hull

His family members and friends got inoculated at their doctors or druggists. But James Paul, 65, got his shot at the West Tisbury school, without so much as leaving his car.

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Island Blood Donors to Kick Start Research for Tularemia Vaccine
Chris Burrell
Fueled by a federal grant aimed at countering a bioterrorist attack, scientists at a Providence, R.I., pharmaceutical company are banking on the collection of blood samples from nearly two dozen Vineyarders to help them develop a new vaccine against tularemia, the rare disease with an unexplained presence on Martha's Vineyard.
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