Coronavirus

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.

Governor Baker Forges Ahead With Reopening Plan

With state and Island Covid-19 cases in sharp decline, Gov. Charlie Baker has forged ahead with the state’s slow reopening process, moving to expand capacity at indoor venues starting March 1.

Hospital Quickly Fills More Vaccine Appointments

A chaotic weekend that initially saw Islanders shut out of vaccines culminated with the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital filling 900 appointments.

Islanders Shut Out of Vaccine Appointments

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital’s smooth vaccine rollout took a sudden turn on Saturday, after the hospital received zero new Covid-19 vaccine doses from the state.

Hospital 65-Plus Vaccine Signups Resume Saturday

After thousands rushed to register for a vaccine appointment last weekend, hospital officials said they would continue to open new slots on a weekly basis every Saturday at 8 a.m.

Case Counts Fall on Island

After a months-long surge, Island coronavirus case counts have fallen dramatically in recent weeks, with health agents reporting only two new cases over the weekend — the lowest numbers since early fall.

Vaccines Begin for 65-Plus, After Appointments Fill in a Flash

Vaccine clinics for Island residents 65 and older began Monday after more than 1,200 appointments filled up in less than an hour Saturday.

Governor Baker Opens Up Vaccinations for People 65 and Older

Gov. Charlie Baker opened Covid-19 vaccinations to all residents 65 and over and those with two or more underlying conditions starting Thursday.

Forum Sees Flood of Questions Over Vaccine

Island health officials fielded a flurry of questions and sought to assuage concerns and confusion about the vaccine rollout at a community forum late last week.

For February Vacation, Health Officials Urge Strict Adherence to Travel Rules

Hoping a recent dip in coronavirus cases stays that way, Island boards of health are urging Islanders to follow strict travel guidance as winter school vacation weeks begin.

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