This morning, following the U.S. CDC and U.S. FDA’s recommendation, Maine advised health care providers out of an abundance of caution to pause administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, including at the mobile vaccination unit (MVU) currently in Oxford.
As a result, appointments at the MVU scheduled today between 8:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. have been canceled and will be rescheduled.
However, the Maine CDC has secured and redirected Moderna vaccine from another location to the MVU so all appointments scheduled at the MVU from 1 p.m. today through Friday, April 16 will be offered unchanged. The Moderna vaccine will be administered at these appointments.
Appointments for second doses of the Moderna vaccine will be scheduled. We urge people whose appointments were canceled at the Oxford MVU to call 1-888-445-4111 to reschedule them.
Individuals with appointments to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at other clinics will hear from those clinics about rescheduling their appointments.
The Maine Immunization Program within the Maine CDC has advised clinics that received Johnson & Johnson vaccine to store it until further information from the U.S. FDA and the U.S. CDC becomes available.
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The accelerated timeline comes as some Maine vaccine providers are reporting availability of appointments and as Maine anticipates an increase in vaccine supply from the Federal government. Call 877-780-7545, where you will be asked a series of automated questions to confirm your eligibility and contact information. Once you do this you will then receive a call back when it is your turn to be scheduled. This is for the mass vaccination site at the former Marshall’s location at 1364 Main Street in Sanford Maine.
Please keep in mind that currently the supply of the vaccine is low, and the demand is high so it may take some time to receive your call back with an appointment. This is however a way to reserve your spot in line.
If you have transportation concerns, please call us at the Ogunquit Police at 207-646-9362 or email email@example.com when you have your appointment date, and we will help facilitate transportation to and from the site for you.
If you are not a resident of Ogunquit and you need assistance DHHS can provide transportation for appointments that are scheduled Monday through Saturday from 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 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.
As always, please keep wearing your mask, maintain physical distance and wash your hands/hand sanitize regularly.
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The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is a group of medical and public health experts that advise CDC on the best way to use vaccines to protect the public’s health in the United States.
Now that there are authorized and recommended COVID-19 vaccines in the United States, accurate vaccine information is critical. Please click the link below for more information from the CDC.