May 24, 2021
The Maine Department of Labor is working with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services to make sure Maine people have information about getting vaccinated against COVID-19. Everyone age 12 and older is now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
All three U.S. FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccines have proven to be safe and remarkably effective at preventing severe disease and death from COVID-19. We encourage everyone 12 and older to get the vaccine as soon as possible.
Scheduling Your Appointment
The vaccines are free, and many sites across the State are providing vaccination with no appointment necessary. To find an appointment near you, please visit https://www.maine.gov/covid19/vaccines/vaccination-sites .
If you cannot access the website or need additional assistance to get an appointment, you can call the Maine COVID-19 Community Vaccination Line at 1-888-445-4111. The Community Vaccination Line can also support Maine people who need interpretation assistance, help with transportation, are homebound, or have other questions about resources in their area. Deaf or hard of hearing individuals can access the Community Vaccination Line by dialing 711 and requesting to be connected to 1-888-445-4111.
Should you have a child or guardian in need of vaccination, please note that only the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been authorized by the FDA for use in youth ages 12-17. Please visit https://www.maine.gov/covid19/vaccines/vaccination-sites to learn which sites are vaccinating youth.
Need a Ride to Your Vaccination Appointment?
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services is offering free rides for anyone in Maineto and from a COVID-19 vaccination appointment. Call1-855-608-5172 to reserve a ride at least 48 hours in advance of your appointment.That phone number can also support translation services, should you need to request a ride and your preferred language is not English.
Individuals must have a vaccination appointment before requesting a ride. Rides will be provided to and from the appointment. These may be shared rides so DHHS can provide transportation to as many people as possible, and face masks will be required.
DHHS can provide transportation for appointments that are scheduled Monday through Saturday from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm. At least 48 hours before the vaccine appointment, individuals should call 1-855-608-5172 to reserve a ride and should have the following information ready:
Date and time of appointment
Name, address, and phone number of the facility where they are receiving the vaccination
MaineCare members who already use a Non-Emergency Transportation (NET) broker to arrange rides to their MaineCare-covered services should call that same broker for rides to vaccination clinics. This program is for MaineCare members who are ineligible for Non-Emergency Transportation as well as any other Maine resident who does not have access to reliable transportation to get to their vaccination appointment.
For more information aboutthe NETprogram, including how to submit a ride request online, please visit the website:https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/oms/member-resources/transportation .
The Maine Department of Labor