May 4, at former MBNA in Belfast; May 5, at 409 Old County Road in Rockland

MaineHealth opens COVID-19 vaccination clinics to walk-ins

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    Beginning next week, MaineHealth will open its COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Rockland and Belfast to walk-in patients.

    Next week’s clinics to be held on Tuesday, May 4, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the clinic in the former MBNA complex in Belfast; and on Wednesday, May 5, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Rockland clinic at 409 Old County Road.

    The number of walk-in slots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis to any Maine resident 18 years of age older. Walk-ins should be prepared for the possibility that all slots will have been filled before their arrival.

    In addition to accepting walk-ins, both clinics will also continue to schedule appointments. To make an appointment, go to mainehealth.org/vaccine or call 1-877-780-7545. Those under 18 must make an appointment to ensure that they are matched to a vaccine that has been approved for their age group.

    “We are excited to be able to accept walk-in patients to our COVID-19 vaccination clinics and believe it is an opportunity to get shots in the arms of even more people,” said Cheryl Liechty, MD, an infectious disease specialist at Pen Bay Medical Center (PBMC). “Expanding vaccination opportunities is the best way out of the pandemic. We want to do everything we can to work toward a return to a more normal life as soon as possible.

    PBMC and Waldo County General Hospital jointly operate the MaineHealth COVID-19 vaccination clinics in at 409 Old County Road in Rockland and at 21 Schoodic Drive, Building #6, in the former MBNA complex in Belfast.

    “To date, the two clinics have combined to administer more than 31,000 total doses in Knox and Waldo counties,” Dr. Liechty said. “Congratulations to everyone who has stepped up to protect themselves, their families, friends and neighbors.”

    Both clinic locations follow the guidance of the Maine Centers for Disease Control. PBMC and WCGH will continue to share updates on their websites at pbmc.org and wcgh.org, and on their Facebook pages.

    There is assistance available at both clinics for those who need help getting around. Everyone entering the clinic will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19. They will also be required to wear a mask, maintain social distancing and sanitize their hands.

    About Pen Bay Medical Center

    Pen Bay Medical Center is part of MaineHealth, a not-for-profit integrated health system consisting of eight local hospital systems, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and more than 1,600 employed and independent physicians working together through an Accountable Care Organization. With more than 19,000 employees, MaineHealth is the largest health system in northern New England and provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. For more information, please visit pbmc.org.

    Waldo County General Hospital

    Waldo County General Hospital is part of MaineHealth, a not-for-profit integrated health system consisting of eight local hospital systems, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and more than 1,600 employed and independent physicians working together through an Accountable Care Organization. With more than 19,000 employees, MaineHealth is the largest health system in northern New England and provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. For more information, please visit wcgh.org.

    Event Date: 

    Tue, 05/04/2021 - 8:00am to 3:00pm
    Wed, 05/05/2021 - 8:00am to 3:00pm

    Event Location: 

    Belfast and Rockland