Scott Landry, a resident of Farmington and a Maine state representative, gets his first dose of the COVID-19 Moderna vaccine on Wednesday at Franklin Memorial Hospital from Tania Dawson, RN, MSN. He described the clinic as being efficient, friendly and an overall good experience.

Farmington, Maine – Franklin Memorial Hospital (FMH) has established a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for community members that is now up and running. We are currently vaccinating health care workers, first responders, and those age 70 and over subject to vaccine availability per Maine CDC guidance.

Those wanting the COVID-19 vaccine should call the MaineHealth Call Center at 877-780-7545. Please do not reach out to local medical practices or show up in person to try to schedule a vaccination.

The call center line is a completely automated system that makes it easy to pre-register for the vaccine by asking a series of questions including date of birth, zip code and a phone number in which to reach you.

By pre-registering, you secure your place in line for the vaccine. At this time, because of uncertain vaccine supply, MaineHealth is only able to schedule out one week in advance for vaccination appointments. Those waiting will be contacted for an appointment in the order their call was received.

For those getting their first vaccine at Franklin Memorial Hospital, below are details you should know about:

•The clinic takes place in the Bass Room. You should enter through the hospital’s main entrance
•There is designated parking for the clinic in our front parking lot. Those who need help with mobility may be dropped off at the hospital’s front entrance
•Everyone entering should wear a mask and will be screened for symptoms. Once inside you’ll be given a hospital mask to wear
•Bring a form of identification and your insurance card
•You will need to wait 15-30 minutes after your shot before you are allowed to leave; you should plan for the entire process to take about 45 minutes
•We are currently vaccinating with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, which requires two doses. Your second appointment will be made when you receive your first shot
•Don’t go to your vaccine appointment if you are experiencing a fever, cough, shortness of breath.

We know many of you are eager to be vaccinated against COVID-19, and we urge you to take advantage of this opportunity to protect yourself. The best way to stay up-to-date on our vaccination efforts and your eligibility is to visit our website at

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