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Baseball & beer: Pop-up clinics offer more ways to get vaccinated

June 11, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Clinics also encourage younger people to get the COVID-19 shot

From baseball games to breweries, vaccination clinics are popping up in places where people – particularly, young people – tend to be. “Younger people haven’t necessarily felt compelled out of the gate, so we’ve really got to make it super easy for people,” said Melissa Skahan, vice president of mission integration at Mercy Hospital. Northern Light Health had a pop-up clinic at the Portland Sea Dogs game Thursday night.

Anyone who stopped by for the Johnson & Johnson one-shot got a meal on the house and tickets to a future game. “Obviously, if you’ve wanted to get a vaccine there’s plenty of places you can get them, no waitlist anymore, so now to be able to bring that out to where folks are that haven’t been vaccinated yet, I think it’s extremely important, and we’re happy to be able to play a part of that,” said Geoff Iacuessa, president and general manager of the Portland Sea Dogs. COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state are down, and those who need care are mostly unvaccinated and younger. “Recently we’ve seen that those who are hospitalized tend to be younger, they tend to be sicker, and they tend to be in the hospital for a longer period of time,” said Maine CDC’s Dr. Nirav Shah. One reason why FEMA’s mobile vaccination unit has moved to Portland after making stops throughout rural Maine.

Anyone who stopped by for the Johnson & Johnson one-shot got a meal on the house and tickets to a future game. “Obviously, if you’ve wanted to get a vaccine there’s plenty of places you can get them, no waitlist anymore, so now to be able to bring that out to where folks are that haven’t been vaccinated yet, I think it’s extremely important, and we’re happy to be able to play a part of that,” said Geoff Iacuessa, president and general manager of the Portland Sea Dogs. COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state are down, and those who need care are mostly unvaccinated and younger. “Recently we’ve seen that those who are hospitalized tend to be younger, they tend to be sicker, and they tend to be in the hospital for a longer period of time,” said Maine CDC’s Dr. Nirav Shah. One reason why FEMA’s mobile vaccination unit has moved to Portland after making stops throughout rural Maine.

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