Maine Special Populations

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Since the COVID-19 Pandemic began, in early 2020, marginalized and vulnerable populations have been especially, adversely, impacted. NASW’s Connect to End COVID-19 initiative was launched to provide equitable training and outreach that promote informed vaccine decision-making on the part of social workers and their clients, particularly among those who are vulnerable, marginalized, and/or vaccine hesitant.

NASW-ME recognizes our potential to promote vaccine confidence across the state, encourage reluctant communities to become vaccinated, and provide valuable resources for our state. We encourage you to explore our Connect to End COVID-19 resources and find ways to encourage positive community health through vaccine promotion in our communities.

ME vaccination rates by county

Source: COVID-19 Response. State of Maine. COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard. Retrieved 9/30/22 from

This graph shows that across county lines, there is a large difference in vaccination rates with some having more than 75% vaccinated and under 1000 people unvaccinated while other have more than 75% unvaccinated.

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Join NASW’s national Connect to End COVID-19 effort, a CDC-funded initiative to support social workers and their clients in informed vaccine decision-making. Complimentary webinars and CEUs available.

Learn about Connect to End COVID-19

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COVID-19 Resources

Social workers support informed decision making about important healthcare choices, provide health information from credible sources, and address mental and behavioral health concerns arising as a result of this public health crisis.

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