AUGUSTA, Maine – Men over the age of 70 can now make appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations at 18 sites statewide, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced Monday, though availability will be limited based on vaccine supplies .
The announcement follows last week’s news that Maine would enter Phase 1B of its vaccine rollout, which previously provided vaccination to people over 70 years of age. Persons between 65 and 69 years of age, who have certain health conditions and some required personnel will be eligible later. in feet.
The 18 sites announced on Monday are all hospitals and are located in 11 of the state’s 16 counties. Kennebec, Lincoln, Piscottiw, Somerset and Washington counties are the five that do not have sites. The state said that additional sites will be announced in the coming weeks.
A complete list of sites is available on the Maine CDC website. Residents over 70 years of age can make an appointment for vaccination online or by phone or text, depending on location.
Maine is hoping to complete Phase 1B by April, but federal supply problems remain a major problem facing the states. Last week news surfaced that a stockpile of vaccines that President Donald Trump’s administration had vowed to release, Maine CDC director Nirav Shah, went on to say that it could slow the state’s vaccine ramp-up.