Maine Vaccine Data
Current data for Maine's vaccine progress
Daily Coronavirus Updates
Daily Maine coronavirus updates on case data, deaths, outbreaks, and more
COVID-19 Transmission in Maine Counties
Masking indoors is recommended in areas of 'substantial' or 'high' community transmission
How to Get Vaccinated
To get the COVID-19 vaccine, you must make an appointment
Maine Vaccine Data: Current data for Maine's vaccine progress
MAINE DAILY UPDATE COVID-19 VACCINATION DATA
All people age 5 and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Maine. The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are available for people 18 and older.
Kids ages 5-11 became eligible to get Pfizer's vaccine on November 2.
The U.S. is urging that everyone 12 and older get a COVID-19 booster dose as soon as they're eligible, to help fight back the omicron variant. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed an extra Pfizer shot for younger teens — those 12 to 15 — and strengthened its recommendation that 16- and 17-year-olds get it, too.
Non-Maine residents can also get vaccinated in Maine.
The state's appointment system is live here.
Find a list of state vaccine locations here.
Data as of Wednesday, January 19, 2022
- Total Maine vaccine doses: 2,456,348
- First Dose: 947,547
- Final Dose: 972,226
- Booster: 536,575
Note: Johnson & Johnson vaccination data is included in the "Final dose" data because it's considered the only dose needed.
The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention vaccine dashboard is generally updated each day at 10 a.m. to include data from the previous day. NEWS CENTER Maine will update as soon as the data becomes available.
Find vaccination locations in your area below in the How to Get Vaccinated section of this article.
Daily Coronavirus Updates: Daily Maine coronavirus updates on case data, deaths, outbreaks, and more
THURSDAY, JANUARY 20
The Maine CDC reported three additional deaths of people with COVID-19, bringing the state death toll to 1,691.
The Maine CDC reported 1,384 additional COVID-19 cases in the state.
Of the 164,324 COVID-19 cases that have been reported throughout the pandemic, 120,424 have been confirmed and 43,900 have been probable.
As of Thursday, 412 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Maine. Of those, 101 are in critical care and 52 are on ventilators. There are 59 available critical care beds in Maine, according to the Maine CDC.
The state releases a weekly COVID sequencing summary every Monday. This week, the state reported that about 80% of total samples sequenced were omicron — up from about 43.5% in last week's summary.
As the Omicron variant surges in Maine, doctors said they are seeing an uptick in breakthrough cases. A breakthrough case is when a vaccinated person is infected with the virus.
Dr. James Jarvis with Northern Light Health said 43% of the Northern Light Health system's patients who are hospitalized with COVID-19 are vaccinated and 57% are unvaccinated. However, Jarvis said there's more to the story.
"If we look at those who are in our intensive care units and on our ventilators, the overwhelming majority of them — 70% of them — are people who have not been vaccinated," he said. "So, vaccinations work. This is another thing that shows us that they do because otherwise, we would see far more breakthrough cases than we are right now."
To put all this in context, the Maine CDC said less than 30% of people in Maine are unvaccinated, but the unvaccinated still make up the majority of people hospitalized with the virus.
Northern Light Health leaders said bed space is limited, and they're taking extra steps to keep everyone safe.
"There are occasions where we may ask people to wait outside. It's specifically around trying to make accommodations to bring them in safely and protect both staff and other patients," Suzanne Moreshead of Northern Light Health said. "So we're just making those safety accommodations. It should not be any long period of time that anyone should be requested to wait, and again it's around safety."
"This really highlights the critical situation we're seeing across Maine and across the United States, where unfortunately bed space both in our emergency departments and our hospitals is very, very limited due to the high volume of people who need our care right now," Jarvis said. "And then trying to protect everybody at once."
Northern Light Health said that as it works to deal with that surge of patients, many others will face longer wait times than before.
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The Maine CDC conducts case investigations and contact tracing Monday through Friday and updates COVID-19 case data on the website by 9:30 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Maine CDC spokesman Robert Long said outbreak investigations will continue as they have throughout the pandemic, and the Maine CDC will continue to issue notifications of elevated public risk whenever the elevated public risk is identified.
COVID-19 Transmission in Maine Counties: Masking indoors is recommended in areas of 'substantial' or 'high' community transmission
The U.S. CDC recommends that fully vaccinated people wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of "substantial or high" community transmission.
How to Get Vaccinated: To get the COVID-19 vaccine, you must make an appointment
Appointments are required at most locations, but some clinics offer walk-in appointments. Availability is dependent on vaccine supply. These listings are subject to change and will be updated regularly.
- Major hospital systems and their sponsored vaccine sites, like MaineHealth and Northern Light Health
- School-based vaccine clinics: districts will notify parents
- Retail pharmacies: Walgreens, Walmart, Hannaford, Sam’s Club, Shaw’s
- Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers
- Maine EMS drive-thru sites
- You can sign up for an appointment at www.vaccinateME.maine.gov or call 1-888-445-4111