Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Northern Light Inland Hospital has adapted care and service to meet the needs of our communities. As COVID-19 vaccines became available, they moved quickly to offer vaccinations at a central location, designed to deliver vaccine to as many people as possible as quickly as possible. With over half of Maine’s eligible population vaccinated, it is time to shift our approach to ensure that those who have not had the opportunity to be vaccinated can now do so.
While they have offered pop-up clinics in underserved communities and have been providing personal vaccinations to homebound community members, they are looking to expand vaccination opportunities for those who were unable to travel to the larger vaccination sites.
On Monday, May 17, Northern Light Walk-In Care, located at 174 Kennedy Memorial Drive, in Waterville, began offering walk-in Moderna COVID-19 vaccination between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., seven days a week, for anyone 18 years and older. You do not need to be a current patient, and no appointment is necessary.
The large-scale vaccination clinic, located at Kennebec Valley Community College, in Fairfield, will begin tapering hours and days in the coming weeks, with a tentative final day of operation on Friday, June 4, based on demand.
The administration and staff at Northern Light Inland Hospital thank Kennebec Valley Community College, all the volunteers, and the community for making COVID-19 vaccinations a success. This has been a team effort for the health of our communities.
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