Henoc Ngoy, left, takes a free t-shirt Thursday from the New Mainers Public Health Initiatives table on Lisbon Street in Lewiston in celebration of National Public Health Week. Souad Ali, a community health worker, stands at right. The group handed out masks and sanitizing materials for three days this week and encouraged New Mainers to sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine before the start of Ramadan. During the annual religious observance, participants do not take any food or water during daylight hours. The vaccine will not invalidate the fast but recovering from possible side effects may be more comfortable while not fasting. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal Buy this Photo


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