COVID-19 Vaccination in Maine

All People 6+ Months Are Now Eligible For Vaccination

COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective at preventing severe illness and can help limit the spread of the virus that causes it. For the best protection, everyone 6 months and older should stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines, which includes getting boosters if eligible. Primary series and updated booster vaccinations are available at locations across the state.

Where Can I Get Vaccinated?

Booster Doses

Maine CDC recommends everyone stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccination, including all primary series doses and boosters for their age group:

  • People ages 5 years and older should get all primary series doses, and the booster dose recommended for them by U.S. CDC, if eligible.
    • Everyone age 5 years and older are recommended to receive an updated (bivalent) booster.
      • This includes people who have received all primary series doses and people who have previously received one or more original (monovalent) boosters at least 2 months ago.
      • Children age 5 years can only get a Pfizer-BioNTech booster.
      • Children ages 6–11 years can get either a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna booster.
    • Anyone age 18 and older can choose to receive a Novavax (monovalent) booster, if they are unable to receive or choose not to receive an updated Pfizer or Moderna booster.
  • Getting a COVID-19 vaccine or booster after you recover from COVID-19 infection provides added protection against COVID-19.

For more information, see this FAQ. To find a booster dose, find a vaccination site.

How to make a vaccine appointment in Maine

Vaccination Sites

Find a vaccination location

Vaccinations - including primary series and booster shots -  are being administered across the state in a variety of locations from pharmacies, to healthcare provider offices, to community clinics and more. Some require appointments but many are operating as walk-in sites. To find a location near you, check the vaccination sites webpage. 
 

Need a Ride To Your Vaccine Appointment?

1-855-608-5172

The Department of Health and Human Services is offering a free option for Maine people who need a ride to and from a COVID-19 vaccination appointment. Call 1-855-608-5172 to reserve a ride at least 48 hours in advance of your appointment. 

COVID-19 Prevention

 

Vaccinator Information

These resources are available to assist and inform you about Maine’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts, and will be updated regularly.