Six additional MaineHealth COVID-19 vaccination clinics have announced the availability of a walk-in option for Mainers over the age of 18.
Vaccination sites in Belfast, Boothbay Harbor, Norway, Rockland, Sanford and Scarborough have added a walk-in option. They join the clinic in Farmington, which piloted walk-in vaccinations last week and added a schedule for them starting this week.
In addition to a walk-in option at seven vaccination sites, all MaineHealth clinics in Maine are now offering “on-demand” scheduling online, meaning once someone registers online they can proceed directly to a scheduling option and choose a convenient time to get vaccinated. Appointments can be made at vaccine.mainehealth.org. Mainers can also call 1-877-780-7545 to register and will subsequently be notified when an appointment is available. Appointments at the vaccine clinic at Memorial Hospital in North Conway, N.H., can be made through the State of New Hampshire’s central registration site, www.vaccines.nh.gov.
At this time, all adults over the age of 18 are eligible for any version of the COVID-19 vaccine and can use any of MaineHealth’s clinics. Minors, ages 16-17, are able to get only the vaccine manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech and require permission from a parent or guardian. Because of these restrictions, MaineHealth is not offering vaccinations to children under 18 at all locations. Three locations, Scarborough, Westbrook and Brunswick, have current appointments for 16-17 year olds, and other locations may offer specific times for 16-17 year olds when Pfizer vaccine is available in coming days.
To date, MaineHealth has administered nearly 300,000 doses of vaccine against COVID-19 at 10 clinics, including locations in Belfast, Boothbay Harbor, Brunswick, Farmington, Norway, Rockland, Sanford, Scarborough, Westbrook, and North Conway, N.H. MaineHealth Care at Home is also administering vaccinations to its home health care patients across its service area.
Those arriving at walk-in locations should be at least 18 years of age and must provide proof of Maine residency. Those seeking a vaccination should bring a photo ID and, though there are no out-of-pocket costs for getting the vaccine, people should bring their insurance information. Health insurance is not required, however, to receive a free vaccination. Across MaineHealth, walk-in options for vaccinations will be, or are, available at the following locations and times:
- Belfast: The clinic at 21 Schoodic Dr., Building No. 6, Belfast, will offer walk-in vaccinations on Tuesday, May 4, from 8 a.m. – noon and 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
- Boothbay Harbor: The clinic at the Boothbay Region Y, 261 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor, is accepting walk-ins Monday, May 3, from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
- Farmington: The clinic at Franklin Memorial Hospital offers walk-in vaccinations Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
- Norway: The clinic at Stephens Memorial Hospital’s Ripley Medical Office Building, 193 Main St., Norway, offers walk-in vaccinations, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Rockland: The clinic at 409 Old County Rd., Rockland, will offer walk-in vaccinations on Wednesday, May 5, from 8 a.m. – noon and 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
- Sanford: The clinic at the former Marshall’s location at 1364 Main St., Sanford, will offer walk-in vaccinations on Thursday, April 29, from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. and Friday, April 30, from 8 a.m. to noon and Saturday, May 1, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Scarborough: The clinic at the former Scarborough Downs harness racing grandstand will offer walk-in vaccinations on Monday, May 3, from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Tuesday, May 4, from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.