Clinics offered Tuesday through Friday

LEWISTON — Central Maine Healthcare continues to offer COVID-19 vaccines to the community through its high-volume clinic at the Auburn Mall. The site is offering the recently approved booster dose for certain populations; the additional dose for select immunocompromised individuals; and the primary vaccine series.  

“We are committed to providing vaccines to our communities and are excited to offer these options. Powered by volunteers, partners, and our team members, our site has been in continuous operation since March 17,” said Amy Lee, MBA, MBHA, MJ, FACMPE, vice president and chief operating officer of Central Maine Medical Group. “Our site is able to easily scale up and down to meet changing demand and has done so for nearly seven months.”

Details on the offerings at the Auburn Mall site are below, along with information on eligibility and how to access the vaccines. The site is open Tuesday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Please be aware that depending on the category an individual falls into, an appointment may be required.

No other groups and no other vaccines other than those above have been approved for use. Please continue to check cmhc.org for updates on when vaccines – both primary series and booster doses – become available for additional populations.

RECENTLY APPROVED BOOSTER DOSE FOR CERTAIN POPULATIONS

On Sept. 24, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech (brand name Comirnaty) vaccine for certain populations and also for those in high-risk occupational and institutional settings.

  • Eligible individuals who have received their primary vaccine series at a Central Maine Healthcare location (Auburn Mall, Central Maine Medical Center, Rumford Hospital or Bridgton Hospital) may either make an appointment or receive the booster dose on a walk-in basis as we do not need to collect documentation from you.
  • Central Maine Healthcare’s site at the Auburn Mall is now accepting appointments for eligible individuals who have not received their primary vaccine series at a Central Maine Healthcare location (Auburn Mall, Central Maine Medical Center, Rumford Hospital or Bridgton Hospital).

Booster doses of Pfizer-BioNTech are available to individuals who have completed their primary Pfizer series at least six months ago and fall into one of the groups outlined by the CDC:

Please remember to bring your COVID-19 vaccination card with you so we can document your booster dose of Pfizer-BioNTech.

Pfizer booster doses will not be administered to individuals whose primary series was for another vaccine.

Click here for more information on the US CDC guidelines for Pfizer booster shots.

ADDITIONAL DOSE FOR SELECT IMMUNOCOMPROMISED INDIVIDUALS

Please remember to bring your COVID-19 vaccination card with you so we can document your third dose of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna.

Click here for information on the US CDC’s recommendations for moderately to severely immunocompromised people.

PRIMARY VACCINE SERIES

  • All individuals 12 and older are eligible to receive their primary COVID-19 vaccine series either by appointment or on a walk-in basis. Youths between 12-17 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • To make an appointment, visit www.cmhc.org/get-covid-vaccine or call our COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center at 207-520-2917.
  • The site has Pfizer-BioNTech (brand name Comirnaty) and Moderna – mRNA vaccines that have two doses in the primary series – and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen – a single-dose viral vector vaccine.

Note that youth between 12-15 years old are eligible only for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

Please remember to bring your COVID-19 vaccination card with you so we can document your second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna.

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