Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Northern Light C.A Dean and Mayo Hospitals have adapted care and service to meet the needs of our communities. As COVID-19 vaccines became available we moved quickly to offer vaccinations at central locations, designed to deliver vaccines to as many people as possible as quickly as possible. With over half of Maine’s eligible population vaccinated, it is time we shift our approach to ensure that those who have not had the opportunity to be vaccinated can now do so.
While we have offered pop-up clinics in underserved communities and have been providing personal vaccinations to our homebound community members, we’re looking to expand vaccination opportunities for those who were unable to travel to our larger vaccination sites.
Our large-scale vaccination clinic located at the Piscataquis County Ice Arena in Dover-Foxcroft will have its final day of operation on Friday May 7, community members will have completed all second doses on this day. Tentatively, we are looking at bringing the vaccine clinic back to the Resource Center at Northern Light Mayo Hospital. We are also preparing to be able to vaccinate patients in our primary care locations.
We want to thank Foxcroft Academy, the Libra Foundation, all our volunteers and our community for making COVID-19 vaccinations a success, this has been a team effort for the health of our communities. We were able to administer over 10,000 vaccines in Piscataquis County between our Greenville and Dover-Foxcroft clinics and at the ice arena.To learn more about Northern Light Health and its locations across Maine, visit www.northernlighthealth.org.