Coronavirus Vaccine Update:
We have had an overwhelming response to our upcoming Vaccine Clinic on April 10, 2021. The 100 vaccines we received for the clinic have been booked. We expect to get more Johnson and Johnson (Janssen) vaccines for a vaccine clinic next week. Please watch this page for updates on our next clinic as well as how to schedule your appointment online. PLEASE NOTE: The April 10 clinic is being held from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon at the Miles Lane School – not at Bucksport Regional Health Center. Those who are not patients will be required to show a Maine State ID or Maine State Driver’s License as proof of age and Maine Residency at the appointment.
Please keep in mind the following information as you schedule with us:
- We will post updates about new clinics here and on our Facebook page. We will also update our vaccine information line (469-7371, dial 6, dial 2).
- Once we post information about a new clinic, you may schedule online. We will include the self-scheduling site in the update.
- We are receiving small amounts of vaccine, which means our clinics will fill quickly. At this time, we cannot provide a regular day or time when we will re-open the site for scheduling.
- If you do not have access to the internet, you may call and leave your name and number on the vaccine information line if the message states we have openings. We will continue to return these phone calls until we have filled the clinic. After this, we will not be able to return the call. You will need to call and leave your information again once the message states we have a new clinic with openings.
- Please do not contact your provider to schedule an appointment for vaccination.
- We encourage you to search for additional options on the Maine CDC Vaccine Site: https://www.maine.gov/covid19/vaccines/vaccination-sites For help scheduling, call the Maine COVID-19 Community Vaccination Line at 1-888-445-4111.
- We thank you all for your patience as we attempt to vaccinate as many people as possible given the amount of vaccine we are allotted.
Free Rides are available to COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments: Visit https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/sites/maine.gov.dhhs/files/inline-files/Transportation-To-COVID19-Vaccination-Sites.pdf
GET TESTED FOR COVID-19
If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or would like to request a test, call us before coming to our facility. Dial 207-469-7371 and press option 6.
The following recommendations from the CDC highlight the precautions you can take to minimize coronavirus spread. Contact your healthcare provider for additional steps you may need to take. Older adults and those with medical conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, cancer, and those who smoke are considered at a higher risk for developing severe illness.
WEAR A MASK
- Wear masks with two or more layers to stop the spread of COVID-19.
- Wear the mask over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin.
- Masks should be worn by people two years and older.
- Masks should NOT be worn by children younger than two, people who have trouble breathing, or people who cannot remove the mask without assistance.
- Wear masks in public settings, at events and gatherings, and anywhere you will be around other people.
PRACTICE PHYSICAL DISTANCING
- Keep a distance of at least 6 feet between yourself and others who do not live in your household.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
CLEAN YOUR HANDS OFTEN
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Extra caution with social gatherings, crowds, and travel.
Certain factors can make public activities more or less risky, such as local infection rates, duration of the activity, whether those around you wear masks and practice safe hand-hygiene and physical distancing, if indoors or outdoors, and your current health/risk factors.
Review the Maine CDC website for current infection rates in Maine, along with up-to-date restrictions and recommendations on travel and other activities.
STAY HOME IF YOU’RE SICK
Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick and contact your health care provider via phone before visiting the office.
COVER COUGHS & SNEEZES
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
THROW USED TISSUES IN THE TRASH
Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
PREPARING FOR HEALTHCARE NEEDS
Be sure you have over-the-counter medicines and medical supplies (like tissues) to treat fever and other symptoms. Most people will be able to recover from the coronavirus at home. The CDC recommends getting a 90-day supply of your medications when able.
Have enough household items and groceries on hand so that you’ll be prepared to stay at home for a period of time. If you have pets, be sure to have enough supplies on hand for them as well.
REDUCE THE RISK OF COVID-19 THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
ENDING COVID-19 ISOLATION IN NON-HEALTHCARE SETTINGS
ENDING QUARANTINE AND RETURN TO WORK IF YOU ARE EXPOSED TO COVID-19
WHAT HAPPENS IF I HAVE CONTACT WITH A COVID-19 CASE
WHEN MAINE CDC MAY CALL ABOUT COVID-19
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CORONAVIRUS