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MaineHealth vaccine clinics to take walk-in patients

Apr 30, 2021

Rockland — Beginning next week, MaineHealth will open its COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Rockland and Belfast to walk-in patients.

Next week’s clinics to be held Tuesday, May 4, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the clinic in the former MBNA complex in Belfast; and Wednesday, May 5, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rockland clinic at 409 Old County Road.

The number of walk-in slots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis to any Maine resident 18 years of age older. Walk-ins should be prepared for the possibility that all slots will have been filled before their arrival.

In addition to accepting walk-ins, both clinics will also continue to schedule appointments. To make an appointment, go to mainehealth.org/vaccine or call 1-877-780-7545. Those under 18 must make an appointment to ensure that they are matched to a vaccine that has been approved for their age group.

“We are excited to be able to accept walk-in patients to our COVID-19 vaccination clinics and believe it is an opportunity to get shots in the arms of even more people,” said Cheryl Liechty, MD, an infectious disease specialist at Pen Bay Medical Center (PBMC).

“Expanding vaccination opportunities is the best way out of the pandemic. We want to do everything we can to work toward a return to a more normal life as soon as possible.

PBMC and Waldo County General Hospital jointly operate the MaineHealth COVID-19 vaccination clinics in at 409 Old County Road in Rockland and at 21 Schoodic Drive, Building #6, in the former MBNA complex in Belfast.

“To date, the two clinics have combined to administer more than 31,000 total doses in Knox and Waldo counties,” Liechty said. “Congratulations to everyone who has stepped up to protect themselves, their families, friends and neighbors.”

Both clinic locations follow the guidance of the Maine Centers for Disease Control. PBMC and WCGH will continue to share updates on their websites at pbmc.org and wcgh.org, and on their Facebook pages.

There is assistance available at both clinics for those who need help getting around. Everyone entering the clinic will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19. They will also be required to wear a mask, maintain social distancing and sanitize their hands.

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Comments (1)
Posted by: Deborah Clarisse Morrison | May 02, 2021 07:24

After receiving a two page, double sided  detailed letter about getting a Covid shot through Maine Health, I called the phone number and went through multiple steps to leave my name and contact information. After waiting a few weeks with no call back, I finally went to the WalMart website and made my own appointment and got my shot by a very sweet young lady. In and out in 15 minutes with perfect efficiency. To date I STILL have not received a call back from the Maine Health group! Maybe a little less paper work and bureaucracy and more hands on application would speed things along.



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