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What to know about making a COVID-19 vaccine appointment in Maine

Beginning Wednesday, April 7, all Maine residents age 16 and older will eligible for vaccination.
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Published: Jan. 27, 2021 at 3:03 PM EST
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AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) - As Maine has rolled out a COVID-19 vaccination plan, hospitals have created their own systems for people to make appointments to get the vaccine.

The vaccine schedule is now as follows:

Now: All Maine residents age 50 and older

April 7: All Maine residents age 16 and older

Information on where the major hospital groups in Maine stand in vaccinating Mainers is listed below.

MaineHealth

Call 1-877-780-7545, and provide your date of birth, zip code and phone number. MaineHealth will not ask for your full social security number or credit card information during the vaccine registration process.

MaineHealth said people should not call multiple times, and that right now the only way to schedule an appointment is by preregistering with the virtual assistant. MaineHealth has opened appointments to the general public not just their patients. Learn more here.

Northern Light Health

At this time there is no waiting list for COVID-19 vaccination. You must pre-register to receive the vaccine. Mainers do not need to be a Northern Light patient in order to book an appointment. You can register here.

Central Maine Healthcare

Central Maine Healthcare said they are not currently scheduling appointments for individuals. They said they are working on a process to schedule people for appointments in concert with vaccine availability. They ask people not to call about vaccine appointments. Find more information here.

St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center

St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston said they are working to create a process to offer vaccination to St. Mary’s patients and community members. As soon as information is available they will post instructions about how to schedule vaccination appointments on their website. They ask patients not to call their offices or hospital at this time.

Intermed

Intermed said they will contact patients who meet criteria for vaccination by phone call or email to schedule an appointment. Due to allocations of vaccines, Intermed said they are unable to offer the vaccine to non InterMed patients. Find more information here.

MaineGeneral

MaineGeneral is only accepting pre-registrations for individuals age 60 and older, following Maine CDC guidelines. If you are not age 60 or older, please do not pre-register at this time. MaineGeneral not save your information and you will need to pre-register when your time to enroll is open.

You can use the online pre-registration form or call toll-free: 1-866-XOUT-C19 (1-866-968-8219)

Much more information on COVID-19 vaccines in Maine can be found on the Maine CDC website.

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