It’s April and everything seems to be changing quickly – especially when it comes to Covid-19. Cases in Maine are rising again, but so are vaccinations. And now, with an increased supply of vaccine doses and in hopes of containing the surge, Gov. Mills has opened up vaccine eligibility to every resident 16 years and olderÂ starting April 7th.
Want to get your Covid-19 vaccination? We’ve compiled some information and resources for you below. Read and share!
Where do I go to get my vaccine? You have many options for where to get your vaccination in Maine. Consult this list to find a health care provider or pharmacy and the information to make your appointment online or over the phone.
Tips for booking a vaccine appointment:
- Try multiple options. If your first choice location is booked up right now, look to see if other locations have openings. You’ll have to check each place individually, online or over the phone.
- Take a drive. You don’t need to get the vaccination in the same town you reside. If you have the ability to travel elsewhere for an open appointment, you may do so.
- Check early and often. Some vaccine locations will let you get on their waitlist and contact you when appointments are available. Others (like Northern Light at the Portland Expo and the Bangor Cross Insurance Center) let you sign up for appointments directly online as they become available.
- Help each other. If you’ve been able to successfully book a vaccine appointment online or over the phone, help others around you navigate the process or direct them to the Community Vaccination Line (1-888-445-4111)
Community Vaccination Line
1-888-445-4111, Monday -Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., or Saturday-Sunday: 8 a.m.- 2 p.m.
The Maine COVID-19 Community Vaccination Line helps Maine people get information about vaccine clinics. This includes people who:
- Do not have internet access
- Need assistance connecting to or navigating online resources
- Require interpretation assistance
- Are home bound and need transportation
- Have other questions about resources in their area
Free Transportation to Vaccination Sites
Rides are available for vaccine appointments that take place between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. You must schedule your vaccination appointment before you request a ride. To schedule a ride, call ModivCare at 1-855-608-5172 at least 48 hours before your scheduled appointment.
Cumberland District Public Health Liaison
To be added to the Cumberland District Public Health Council mailing list, or for other questions, you can contact Kristine Jenkins at Kristine.L.Jenkins@Maine.gov or 207-485-0541.
Link to helpful Vaccine FAQ from the Bangor Daily News
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