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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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
Noah Asimow
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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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
Noah Asimow
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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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
Steve Myrick
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
Steve Myrick
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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