STATEWIDE — Teachers and child care providers in Maine are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations regardless of their age
Gov. Janet Mills announced Wednesday that her administration will now align Maine’s vaccination plan with the president’s recent directive.
According to a news release, an estimated 52,000 school staff and child care providers are newly eligible under this directive.
That number does not include the more than 10,000 school staff over the age of 60 who are already eligible.
Under the new federal policy, participants in the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program, which includes certain Hannaford, Walgreen’s and Walmart pharmacies in Maine, are directed to give access to available appointments to school staff and licensed child care workers moving forward.
School staff and child care workers should first check the websites of retail pharmacy partners for vaccine availability.