COVID-19 Vaccine Update January 21st 2021
We know you are eager to find out when the COVID-19 Vaccine will be available. Here is what we know:
Additional doses of the vaccine are arriving in Maine and New Hampshire each week.
In Maine, the COVID-19 Vaccine is being rolled out to Healthcare Workers now. At NECS, we have been working to vaccinate our staff, as well as healthcare workers from other small practices, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the community.
You may have heard that the State of Maine has added persons 70 years and older, people with pre-existing conditions, and critical COVID-19 response personnel such as police officers, firefighters, and correctional officers to the list of those who can be offered the vaccine.
In New Hampshire, the State has added persons 65 years and older, those who are under 65 but medically vulnerable at significantly higher risk, residents and staff of residential facilities for the intellectually and developmentally disabled, and corrections officers and staff working in correctional facilities.
NECS is currently working to connect our eligible patients with vaccination appointments. We will be reaching out to you directly as soon as we can possibly connect you to a vaccination clinic. We anticipate the volume of available vaccine and the availability of vaccination sites to increase in the coming weeks and will continue to work down our patient lists as quickly as we can.
As Maine and New Hampshire expand their lists of who is offered vaccination, we will review our patient database and work to connect eligible patients to vaccination clinics in their area. Our hope is that we will be contacting you soon.
We encourage you to visit our website regularly for information and updates about the COVID-19 vaccine. While you are here on the site, you can update the email address we have on file for you. This will help us to notify you promptly when we can connect you with a vaccination clinic. Update your email by clicking here
In the meantime, we ask that you please do not call our office - as you can imagine, we are receiving hundreds of calls and want to keep phone lines open for patients who need care for acute issues.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. Please stay safe and well.