Vaccine centers in Portland, Biddeford, South Portland, Farmington, and more will use walk-in vaccinations today
PORTLAND, Maine– Vaccine centers across the state are beginning to provide walk-in vaccinations. Here are some options offered today.
The COVID-19 vaccination site at the Portland Expo will begin using vaccinations on a
walk-in basis beginning Wednesday, Northern Light Health revealed in a release Monday. The center, run by Northern Light Mercy Medical facility, is open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Consultations can still be arranged
ahead of time, and Northern Light states walk-in vaccinations will be depending on weekly vaccine shipments. Currently, Maine locals age 16 and older are
eligible for the vaccine, however, those aged 16 and 17 can just get the Pfizer vaccine with permission from a parent or guardian. The Exposition is using the Pfizer vaccine, so those age 16 and older can walk in or make a visit. Click on this link to make a visit online, or call 207-204-8551. South Portland Northern Light Health likewise announced Monday that walk-in vaccinations will be offered Wednesday and Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at their clinic situated in the old Pier 1 site at the Maine Mall.
Pfizer vaccine will be readily available for those under age 18, Northern Light Health stated. Walk-in vaccinations are also being offered Tuesday and Wednesday at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mobile vaccination system while it’s stationed in Biddeford. A representative for FEMA informs NEWS CENTER Maine they will be using the single-shot vaccine from Johnson & Johnson on a walk-in basis. The mobile center will be at Biddeford High School’s health club at 20 Maplewood Drive from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday.
week while the system was in Windham. The mobile unit’s next stop is Fryeburg. The mobile unit will start vaccinations at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds on Friday. Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah said similar to when the unit was in Windham and Biddeford
, there will be a mix of scheduled consultations and walk-ins while in
- Fryeburg. The remaining mobile vaccination system schedule:
- April 24-28, Biddeford High School, 10-20 Maplewood Opportunity, Biddeford April 30-May 3, Fryeburg Fairgrounds, 1154 Main St., Fryeburg May 5-7, Boofy Quimby Memorial Center, 96 Howes Corner Road, Turner May 9-12, Marden’s Surplus and Restore, 458 Memorial
- Drive, Waterville May 14-17, Old Town Cops and Fire, 150 Brunswick St., Old Town May 19-22, Milbridge Marina, Bay View Roadway, Milbridge Might 24-27, Thomas Dicenzo Athletic Complex, Calais Avenue, Calais
- Might 29-June 2, Madawaska Multi-Purpose Center, 160 7th Ave., Madawaska
- June 9-12, Downtown Auburn Transport Center, Great Falls Plaza, Auburn
recently that walk-in
vaccinations would be readily available at the Franklin Memorial Healthcare Facility in Farmington Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., for anybody aged 18 and older. A spokesperson for the medical facility says walk-ins will be provided on a continuous basis”as long as there is need.” Belfast and Rockland John Porter, a spokesman for MaineHealth, stated the walk-in alternative is” under discussion “throughout the MaineHealth system. In addition to the clinic in Farmington, MaineHealth’s vaccine clinics in Belfast and Rockland will provide walk-in vaccinations for those aged 18 and older on May 4 and May 5, respectively.
- Belfast Clinic: MBNA Structure # 6, 21 Schoodic Drive, Belfast. Tuesday, May 4, 8 a.m.– 12 p.m.
- and 12:30– 3 p.m. Rockland Clinic: 409 Old County Roadway, Rockland. Wednesday, May 5, 8 a.m.– 12 p.m. and 12:30– 3 p.m.
MaineHealth, which presently has 10 vaccine clinics across Maine, also has a new on-demand scheduling alternative, which permits people to sign up and right away set up a vaccine consultation.
Porter stated private MaineHealth vaccine areas will roll out walk-in vaccinations as strategies are firmed up, and he anticipates they will “drip in over the next number of weeks.”