COVID-19 vaccine boosters available to all Maine adults; Notify MHCA if your facility needs a clinic
Governor Janet Mills announced yesterday, Wednesday, November 17, 2021 that, effective immediately, all Maine adults age 18 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster shot, regardless of underlying medical condition. This expansion of booster eligibility will protect the health of Maine people, limit transmission of the deadly Delta variant, and preserve our health care system's capacity which is now overburdened because of a sustained surge of COVID-19 cases. Because of this surge, particularly among unvaccinated individuals, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention has determined that all Maine residents live or work in high-risk settings, justifying the expansion of booster eligibility.
Effective immediately, people ages 18 and over may receive a booster shot in Maine if:
- They completed the two-dose Pfizer or Moderna vaccine series at least six months ago; OR
- They received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two months ago.
At this time, most MHCA members have either completed booster shot clinics or have clinics scheduled. While Maine CDC indicates that the State has sufficient vaccine supply, yesterday's announcement, along with pediatric immunization, may constrain pharmacies' ability to timely provide clinics or doses. Please reach out to Nadine Grosso at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance in this area.
MHCA meets routinely with Maine Immunization Program staff to ensure our long term care residents receive boosters.
Staff contact: email@example.com