STATEWIDE — Starting Wednesday, Mainers 16 and older will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Last week, Gov. Janet Mills accelerated the state’s vaccination timeline to April 7, but previously it was April 19.
In a press release, Mills said the state is expected to receive a significant increase in vaccine supply from the federal government.
Dr. James Jarvis of Northern Light Health said last Saturday that the Cross Insurance Center vaccination clinic administered 3,029 vaccine doses.
Currently, the vaccine is being offered at Northern Light Health Care, the Cross Insurance Center, The Ice Arena in Dover, Northern Maine community college in Presque Isle and the Expo in Portland are all offering the vaccine to people who are 16+ years and older.
“If we feel the vaccines are safe, if we the people who are on the front line, we know it doesn’t matter which vaccine you get,” said Jarvis. “You get the one that is offered to you first.”
The Pfizer vaccine is available for 16- and 17-year-olds but they are required to have a parent or legal guardian with them.
To schedule an appointment, Northern Light Health’s website.