Mainers 16+ to be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine April 7 – WMTW Portland

Gov. Janet Mills revealed Thursday that all Mainers 16 and older will be qualified for a COVID-19 vaccine beginning April 7. Mills stated the state is accelerating its vaccine due to a substantial increase in vaccine supply from the federal government next week.Mainers 16 and older had actually previously been arranged to end up being eligible on April 19. Presently, Mainers 50 and older are qualified.”Maine continues to get as many individuals vaccinated as rapidly as possible. With the Federal government considerably increasing our supply of vaccines, it is appropriate to accelerate our timeframe and make all Maine people qualified beginning next Wednesday,” Mills said.Maine will get 54,790 doses, consisting of 19,890 Pfizer dosages, 14,300 Moderna dosages and 20,600 Johnson & & Johnson doses.The 54,700 dosages only represent the state of Maines allotment from the federal government. It does not include dosages that will go to location drug stores next week.The governor warned Mainers that even though the eligibility timeline is being accelerated, it could take some time to get a consultation for a vaccine.”We will continue to deal with vaccine suppliers across Maine to get shots into arms as quickly as we can,” Mills said.As of Thursday, more than 435,000 Mainers, or 32.41% of the population, have actually gotten a minimum of a first dose of a vaccine, and more than 277,000 Mainers, or 20.61% of the population, have received a last dose.The guv said Maine is currently 4th best in the nation for the percentage of its population with a minimum of one dosage of vaccine and currently ranks seventh best nationwide for the percentage of its population completely immunized.

AUGUSTA, Maine– Gov. Janet Mills announced Thursday that all Mainers 16 and older will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine starting April 7. Mills stated the state is accelerating its vaccine due to a substantial boost in vaccine supply from the federal government next week.
Mainers 16 and older had previously been scheduled to end up being eligible on April 19. Currently, Mainers 50 and older are qualified.
“Maine continues to get as many individuals vaccinated as rapidly as possible. With the Federal government significantly increasing our supply of vaccines, it is suitable to accelerate our timeframe and make all Maine individuals qualified beginning next Wednesday,” Mills said.Maine will get 54,790 doses, including 19,890 Pfizer doses, 14,300 Moderna doses and 20,600 Johnson & & Johnson doses.The 54,700 dosages only represent the state of Maines allotment from the federal government. It does not include doses that will go to area pharmacies next week.The governor cautioned Mainers that although the eligibility timeline is being sped up, it could spend some time to get a visit for a vaccine.”We will continue to work with vaccine companies throughout Maine to get shots into arms as rapidly as we can,” Mills said.As of Thursday, more than 435,000 Mainers, or 32.41% of the population, have received a minimum of a very first dosage of a vaccine, and more than 277,000 Mainers, or 20.61% of the population, have actually received a final dose.The governor said Maine is presently fourth finest in the nation for the percentage of its population with at least one dose of vaccine and currently ranks seventh best nationwide for the percentage of its population completely vaccinated.