Skip to main content

MaineHealth clinic in Westbrook begins vaccinating Maine residents ages 70+ against COVID-19

January 24, 2021

PORTLAND, Maine – MaineHealth has begun vaccinating Maine residents ages 70+ against COVID-19 at a clinic established for this purpose in Westbrook. Eligible patients are being vaccinated by appointment only between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., six days a week.

Among the first to receive their vaccine at the Westbrook clinic on Monday, Jan. 25, was 80-year-old Carol Fredriksen of Falmouth.

“You need protection and vaccination is the way to go,” Fredriksen said. “Don’t fear it. Go for it.”

“We seniors are going to set the example and hopefully everyone will follow to get this pandemic under control,” said 83-year-old Pat Cappelletti of Cumberland who also received the vaccine Monday, along with her 83-year-old husband, Jim.

The Westbrook clinic expects to vaccinate more than 1,800 people during the week of Jan. 25. Patients wishing to make an appointment for vaccination should call 1-877-780-7545 or visit mainehealth.org/vaccine. You do not need to be a MaineHealth patient to receive a vaccination at any MaineHealth clinic.

“MaineHealth is pleased to be able to begin vaccinating some of our most vulnerable patients in Group 1B here in greater Portland. The ingenuity and inter-professional collaboration among our care team members who have established this clinic has been impressive,” said Joel Botler, M.D., Maine Medical Partners President and Maine Medical Center Chief Medical Officer. “We are prepared to serve many more people once supply is able to keep pace with demand. In the meantime, we appreciate the patience of our community.”

B-roll and photos of patients receiving COVID-19 vaccines is available for download and free for media to use at this link. Courtesy: MaineHealth

###

About Maine Medical Center
Maine Medical Center (MMC), recognized as a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News and World Report for 2020-2021, is a complete health care resource for the people of Greater Portland and the entire state, as well as northern New England. Incorporated in 1868, MMC is the state’s largest medical center, licensed for 637 beds and employing more than 9,600 people. MMC's unique role as both a community hospital and a referral center requires an unparalleled depth and breadth of services, including an active educational program and a world-class biomedical research center. As a nonprofit institution, Maine Medical Center provides nearly 23 percent of all the charity care delivered in Maine. MMC is part of the MaineHealth system, a growing family of health care services in northern New England. For more information, visit www.mmc.org.


News from Around MaineHealth

View All
MEDIA ADVISORY: Governor Janet Mills, Maine CDC Director Nirav Shah, M.D., to visit MaineHealth’s high-volume vaccination clinic at Scarborough Downs
Governor Janet Mills and Maine CDC Director Nirav Shah, M.D., will be touring MaineHealth’s high-volume vaccination clinic at Scarborough Downs to see first-hand how the clinic is safely and efficiently vaccinating thousands of Maine residents each week.
National Institutes of Health awards MaineHealth $12.8M
Maine Medical Center Research Institute will establish a Center for Biomedical Research Excellence to reduce rural healthcare disparities in acute care.
The Downs high-volume COVID-19 vaccination clinic opens to patients in Scarborough
The 30,000-square foot clinic will have the capacity to vaccinate up to 2,000 people a day, thanks to the contributions of community partners, led by Scarborough-based Crossroads Holdings
MaineHealth clinic in Westbrook begins vaccinating Maine residents ages 70+ against COVID-19
The MaineHealth clinic in Westbrook will vaccinate patients qualified as Phase 1B under Maine CDC guidelines six days a week by appointment only.

MaineHealth Welcomes New Vice President of Academic Affairs
Kneka Smith, EdD, MPH brings over two decades of academic affairs and health care education leadership experience to this new role.
Maine Medical Center Welcomes First Baby of 2021
Sarah and George Reiche’s baby girl, Winnie, was born at 1:58 a.m.
MaineHealth Administers First Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine to Front-line Caregivers
Hours after the arrival of the Pfizer vaccine at its hospitals, MaineHealth began inoculating team members who provide direct care to patients infected with the novel coronavirus.
MaineHealth Hospitals Earn a Fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade of ‘A’
All five MaineHealth hospitals eligible for a grade from Leapfrog received the highest safety score offered.
MaineHealth Establishes Plan for Inoculating Front-line Care Givers Following State Plan for Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines
The health system expects to be able to vaccinate all its front-line care team members following the delivery of a second allotment that is expected to include both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
Physicians Join Maine Medical Partners
Maine Medical Partners announces the following new hires.