The state launched a web-based software Wednesday for locations to request a clinic.
PORTLAND, Maine — Maine’s Division of Well being and Human Providers and Heart for Illness Management are offering free, on-site COVID-19 vaccine clinics for organizations that wish to get folks the shot.
The one requirement is that organizations, reminiscent of companies, faculties, locations of worship, VFWs, and extra, have at least 10 people who need a vaccination.
DHHS Commissioner Jeanne Lambrew stated throughout Wednesday’s media briefing that she hopes these clinics can attain locations the place vaccination charges are low, together with rural areas.
You possibly can request a clinic at this website.
The state additionally released a map that shows vaccination rates by zip code.
Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah stated this helps the state goal its vaccination efforts to broaden entry to the shot.
“We’ll be going. We’ll be searching for ways in which we are able to work with suppliers and teams on the bottom that wish to host vaccination websites so we are able to make vaccine entry not be a barrier,” Shah stated.
This new map comes as vaccination clinics throughout the state shift from high-throughput websites to specializing in vaccinating adolescents age 12 to 15, which simply grew to become eligible to obtain the Pfizer vaccine on Could 10.
MaineHealth introduced Wednesday that it’s closing its clinic at the former Scarborough Downs web site to focus extra on vaccinating youthful adults and adolescents who make up the majority of the unvaccinated inhabitants in Cumberland and York Counties.
As of Wednesday, a couple of in seven children age 12 to fifteen have gotten a primary dose of the Pfizer vaccine. 26.4 p.c of these 16 to 19 have obtained a closing dose of the vaccine.