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Community leaders encouraging COVID-19 vaccines before return to school
Lewiston city and health officials urge residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19
Nonprofits to host back to school event at Lewiston park
“We have a responsibility to protect one another,” AK Health Executive Director Abdikhadar Shire said. “Getting vaccinated means we care for our friends, our families, our neighbors, and most importantly, the most vulnerable among us, those who are sick, the elderly and those who are immunocompromised.”
Shire said about 70 people have already preregistered for vaccines, some of which are for the first dose of the primary vaccination series but the majority of which are for booster shots.
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Bates Students Partners With Immigrant-Led Organization in Lewiston
Aneeza Ahmad, Assistant News Editor
March 9, 2022
Bates students are developing a strong partnership with AK Health and Social Services (AKHSS), an immigrant-led organization in Lewiston. According to the founder of AKHSS, these students have become a key part of the nonprofit’s growing success. AKHSS is a two-year-old Lewiston-based nonprofit that connects recent immigrants and refugees with social services such as COVID-19 testing, vaccinations, counseling services, emotional support, need assessments and workforce development.
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Founded by a former refugee and immigrant, Abdikhadar Shire, the non-profit focuses on aiding people in the specific challenges new Mainers face.
Heritier Nosso: Abdikhadar Shire is creating jobs and providing crucial services in Lewiston
BY HÉRITIER NOSSO SPECIAL TO THE SUN JOURNAL
Abdikhadar Shire Submitted photo