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AR Gould transitioning COVID-19 vaccine clinic to walk-in care locations

AR Gould Vaccine Clinic Shifts to Walk-in Format
AR Gould Vaccine Clinic Shifts to Walk-in Format(WAGM)
Published: May. 6, 2021 at 10:27 AM EDT
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PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (WAGM) - Beginning on May 16, 2021, AR Gould will begin offering COVID-19 vaccines at Presque Isle Walk-In Care on North Street and Caribou Walk-In Care on Bennett Drive.

Vaccines will be available on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 2-8 pm. People can register for the vaccine online or just walk in without an appointment.

The last first-dose clinic at NMCC takes place today (Thursday, May 6). There will be two more second-dose clinics at the college before the clinic there is permanently closed on May 27.

“We want to thank Northern Maine Community College for being such an incredible partner in this endeavor,” Dr. Jay Reynolds said. “We also want to thank all of our volunteers and the community for making COVID-19 vaccinations a success. This has been a team effort for the health of our communities.”

Now, with community interest waning and slots going unfilled during clinics, AR Gould will be ending its large vaccine clinic on the college campus and moving to smaller weekly clinics.

“Having a smaller footprint for our vaccine clinic makes the most sense now that we have a smaller demand,” explained Dr. Reynolds. “It is our hope that these evening and weekend hours will be a better fit for people’s schedules.”

For more information on getting the COVID-19 vaccine through Northern Light AR Gould Hospital, visit https://covid.northernlighthealth.org/

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