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COVID-19 Vaccine & Booster Information

COVID-19 Vaccine & Booster Information, updated May 26, 2022

 

COVID-19 VACCINE COMMUNITY CLINICS

The following COVID-19 VACCINE Community Clinics are available for community members in need of a COVID-19 Vaccine:

SANFORD YCEMA COVID-19 VACCINE CLINIC
Tuesdays        1 pm – 6 pm
Thursdays      1 pm – 6 pm
Saturdays       10 am – 3:30 pm (closed 5/28)

York County Emergency Management Agency (YCEMA), 1364 Main Street, Sanford, ME (located in the old Marshall’s building in Shaw’s Plaza, next to Dollar Tree). Walk-Ins only – no appointments.

Vaccine Clinics at this Sanford location are open to all people, ages 5 and up. Moderna, Pfizer, Pediatric Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines available (First, second & third doses, first & second boosters to eligible individuals). For questions, visit the YCEMA website or contact the York Country Emergency Management Agency at 207-324-1578.

 

 

COVID-19 BOOSTER DOSE ELIGIBILITYIn accordance with expanded eligibility guidelines in Maine all adults age 18 and older are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster shot, regardless of underlying medical conditions, as long as: the two-dose PFIZER or MODERNA vaccine series was completed at least six months ago, OR the single-dose J&J/JANSSEN vaccine was received at least two months ago. A second booster of an mRNA vaccine is available to those 50 and older, and those 12 and older with certain immunocompromising conditions, if it has been at least four months since your first booster dose. For additional information, visit the state of Maine’s vaccine booster FAQ page. To find a booster dose, find a vaccination site or call the Community Vaccination Line at 1-888-445-4111.

Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine to receive as their booster dose. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received and others may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots. For more information, visit the CDC website


THIRD DOSE COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBILITY
If you received the PFIZER or MODERNA vaccine, and are moderately to severely immunocompromised, you are eligible for a THIRD DOSE following the initial series of two shots if you are:

    • Severely immunodeficient
    • Receiving active cancer treatment
    • Receiving active high-dose corticosteroid treatment

Please consult with your provider regarding which dose is appropriate for you. FMI on the third dose vaccine for immunocompromised individuals, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/immuno.html

GETTING THE VACCINE IF YOU HAVE OR ARE RECOVERING FROM COVID-19

PLEASE NOTE: If you currently have or are recovering from COVID-19, you must wait to receive the vaccine until after you’ve finished your full isolation period, which the CDC’s updated guidelines define as follows:

  1. 5 days since symptoms first appeared and
  2. 24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
  3. Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving. NOTE: Some symptoms, including loss of sense of smell/taste, can persist for weeks. Therefore, as long as certain symptoms, including respiratory symptoms, are improving, isolation can be considered completed if all other criteria are met. Please visit the U.S. CDC website for complete details: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/end-home-isolation.html