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woman at Aroostook Agency on Aging works at her desk

Rural seniors face additional vaccination challenges

In late January, healthcare providers in remote Aroostook County, Maine, needed help getting the word out about the COVID-19 vaccine to its 70,000 residents — about a quarter of whom are elderly. They knew exactly where to go: the Aroostook Agency on Aging. Just a week after reaching out to the agency, a team of 25 volunteers were manning phones, helping residents register for shots.

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