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April 26, 2021

Case Counts See Slight Decline; Vaccination Floodgates Open

Case Counts See Slight Decline; Vaccination Floodgates Open

Health agents reported 61 new cases of Covid-19 during the past week and nine cases on Sunday, marking a slight decline as the floodgates opened on the Vineyard’s vaccination process.

April 21, 2021

Major Vaccine Shipment Announced for the Vineyard

Major Vaccine Shipment Announced for the Vineyard

Martha’s Vineyard is set to receive a shipment of more than 4,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses from the federal government in the upcoming week through a new partnership with Island Health Care.

April 19, 2021

Legislators Press State for More Vaccine on Vineyard, Nantucket

Legislators Press State for More Vaccine on Vineyard, Nantucket

With vaccine eligibility set to greatly expand and summer fast approaching, the Cape and Islands legislative delegation has fired off a letter to state officials urgently requesting more doses.

April 15, 2021

Vaccine Rollout Expands; Race Is On Against Virus Variants

Vaccine Rollout Expands; Race Is On Against Virus Variants

Covid-19 vaccine eligibility is set to open for all Islanders 16 and older this weekend, but the number of available appointments remains a moving target on the Vineyard, even as a more virulent strain of the virus has been detected.

April 13, 2021

Covid Community Forum Stresses Vigilance

Covid Community Forum Stresses Vigilance

At Monday's Covid forum over 15 community leaders gave presentations about the spread of the virus on the Island this spring.

April 12, 2021

Cases Stay High; More Vaccine Appointments Open Up

Cases Stay High; More Vaccine Appointments Open Up

After a recent surge in Covid-19 cases on the Vineyard, health agents reported 73 new positive tests this week — a slight downturn from the week prior.

April 11, 2021

Covid-19 Public Forum Scheduled for Monday

Covid-19 Public Forum Scheduled for Monday

A forum to raise public awareness about the spread of Covid-19 on Martha's Vineyard has been scheduled for Monday, April 12 at 7 p.m.

April 9, 2021

Contagious Virus Variant Detected on Island

Contagious Virus Variant Detected on Island

A more virulent strain of the Covid-19 virus has been identified on Martha’s Vineyard, hospital officials confirmed Friday, after positive test samples were sent to a state lab for testing.

April 8, 2021

As Vaccine Demand Exceeds Supply, Islanders Look to Mainland

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.

April 7, 2021

State Will Test for Virus Variants as Island Surge Continues

State Will Test for Virus Variants as Island Surge Continues

Hospital officials announced that they had requested the state to test for virus variants. Meanwhile, first-dose vaccine appointments increased this week, but questions remain.

April 5, 2021

Covid Cases Surge, Reaching New Weekly High

Covid Cases Surge, Reaching New Weekly High

Island health agents reported the highest weekly Covid-19 case total since the pandemic began on Monday, with 101 Island residents testing positive for the virus since last Sunday as a recent surge continues.

April 2, 2021

Case Numbers Continue to Spike Throughout Week

Case Numbers Continue to Spike Throughout Week

Health agents reported a flurry of new positive Covid-19 tests over the week and weekend as a case cluster traced to a Vineyard Haven barber shop grew to include customers.

April 1, 2021

Vaccine Team Keeps Rollout Running Smoothly

Vaccine Team Keeps Rollout Running Smoothly

Once a small team of nurses and per-diem staffers, the vaccination team at Martha's Vineyard Hospital has grown to keep up with the state and federal vaccine supply.

March 26, 2021

After Weeks of Decline, Cases See a Spike on Island

After Weeks of Decline, Cases See a Spike on Island

Martha’s Vineyard health agents have reported 25 new cases of Covid-19 since last Sunday, marking a spike in case numbers after a long period of declining counts following the New Year holiday.

March 24, 2021

Supply Issues Slow Hospital Vaccine Rollout

Supply Issues Slow Hospital Vaccine Rollout

State and federal supply issues continue to stymie the Covid-19 vaccine rollout on Island, as recent expansions in eligibility have not been met with a matching increase in doses.

March 23, 2021

Hospital Opens Vaccine Signups for Newly Eligible Islanders

Hospital Opens Vaccine Signups for Newly Eligible Islanders

A new swath of Island residents — including people aged 60 and older, grocery store and restaurant staff, and transportation workers — are eligible to sign up for the vaccine.

March 17, 2021

Governor Airs Vaccination Schedule for All

Governor Airs Vaccination Schedule for All

All Massachusetts residents aged 16 and older will be eligible to receive Covid-19 vaccinations starting April 19, according to a new state timeline released Wednesday morning.

March 10, 2021

Vaccine Clinic for Teachers Fills Up Quickly

Vaccine Clinic for Teachers Fills Up Quickly

A clinic to vaccinate Martha’s Vineyard public school teachers will begin Thursday, hospital and high school leaders announced this week. The clinic has already filled 250 vaccination slots.

March 9, 2021

New Round of Vaccine Appointments Begins

New Round of Vaccine Appointments Begins

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital signed up 544 more Islanders for vaccine appointments Monday, after registration eligibility was expanded to include teachers.

March 4, 2021

Hospital Opens Vaccine Appointments to Teachers

Hospital Opens Vaccine Appointments to Teachers

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital announced that Island teachers and child care workers can sign up for vaccine appointments starting Monday, March 8, after Gov. Charlie Baker opened up vaccines to all state educators in a surprise move Wednesday morning.

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