April 15, 2021
Speaker Fecteau commends the volunteers and staff of the MaineHealth site for their efforts
SCARBOROUGH – Speaker Fecteau visited volunteer vaccinators and MaineHealth clinicians for a tour of the Scarborough Downs vaccination site Wednesday morning. As of Monday evening, MaineHealth had administered 58,000 doses at Scarborough Downs.
Approximately 125 clinicians and volunteers staff the clinic every weekday. Speaker Fecteau added to the Scarborough Downs gratitude wall during his visit, thanking all the hard-working health care workers and volunteers who have helped Maine lead the nation in vaccinations. (Download Photos of the Scarborough Downs Tour and Gratitude Wall Here) Speaker Fecteau thanked Maine citizens getting vaccinated for doing their part to help Maine recover from the pandemic.
“I want to sincerely thank the health care workers and volunteers and the Maine National Guard for their tireless work to aid in Maine’s recovery from the pandemic. I am so impressed by the Scarborough Downs facility and all that our state has been able to accomplish in the fight against this virus. I’m also thankful to every Mainer who has gotten vaccinated and every Mainer who will be vaccinated in the coming months. Every day, we are closer to reaching herd immunity and we are leading the nation in vaccinations. It is my hope that our state will lead the nation in how many of us are protected against COVID-19.”
Speaker Fecteau cosponsored the first bill heard by the 130th Maine Legislature, L.D. 1, The COVID-19 Patient Bill of Rights to ensure vaccinations and COVID testing would be free for Maine people. This law ensures cost can’t be a barrier to care in Maine’s fight against COVID-19. L.D. 1 became law on March 25.