STATEWIDE — Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Nirav Shah has an announcement for folks who want to get their vaccine.
Shah said as of Tuesday, even if a person is not a resident of Maine they are still eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination.
Previously in order to receive the vaccine, the person had to be a resident of the state, which meant the resident either had to study or live in Maine.
“It’s a recognition of the ever-evolving vaccination landscape. For example, with college students coming back home we want to make it as easy as possible for them to get their first shot or their second shot. We’ve also heard from vaccination sites that removing the residency requirement will make it even easier and quicker for them to administer doses,” said Shah.
Shah said a mobile unit will be available Wednesday in Turner at the Boothy Quimby Field. The mobile unit will be administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and he said no appointment is needed.
After that appearance, he said the mobile unit will head to Waterville.