Skip to main content

High Participation at Lincoln Medical Partners Flu Clinics

November 29, 2018

Lincoln Medical Partners Staff1,130 community members are vaccinated against the flu thanks to 20 flu clinics hosted by Lincoln Medical Partners (LMP). An additional 3,650 patients were vaccinated during regular office visits. 

“Our goal this year was to meet people where they were at a time that worked for them,” commented LMP Pediatrician Andy Russ, MD, “and flu clinics were a quick and easy way to get a flu shot without making an appointment,” he said. 

The community flu clinics were held at LMP offices in Damariscotta, Boothbay Harbor, Waldoboro, and Wiscasset, which many people are familiar with. LMP expanded the hours and offered day-long and evening clinics to make them more convenient. Because the clinics were held at LMP offices, staff were equipped to provide care that is not traditionally part of flu clinics such as catching people up on past due vaccines or applying fluoride to children’s teeth. 

Lincoln Medical Partners also hosted flu clinics for students, teachers, and staff at Boothbay Region School, Great Salt Bay School, Nobleboro Central School, Jefferson Village School, Bristol Community School, South Bristol School, and Edgecomb Eddy School. 

“Influenza is a deadly disease and there have already been confirmed cases here in Lincoln County,” said Russ. “Last year was the most deadly flu year in decades. More than 80,000 people in America died from influenza, many but not all of whom had other health issues. If the vaccine does not prevent you from getting the flu, the vaccine can help reduce the severity of your symptoms.”

Some of the people who need the most protection, such as children under 6 months of age and elderly people with health issues may not be able to get a flu vaccine. “You can help protect your family, friends, and neighbors by getting vaccinated,” Russ added.

It is not too late to get a flu vaccine. To schedule an appointment, please call your primary care provider’s office: LMP Primary Care Damariscotta - 207-563-4250, LMP Family Care Center Boothbay Harbor - 207-633-7820, LMP Family Medicine Waldoboro - 207-832-6394, or LMP Family Medicine Wiscasset - 207-882-7911. 


News from Around MaineHealth

View All
By Appointment COVID-19 Vaccination Begins Monday at the Boothbay Region YMCA
Individuals age 70 and up who have an appointment will be the first to be vaccinated at MaineHealth’s Community Vaccination Clinic in Boothbay on Monday, January 25.
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 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.
Four MaineHealth Hospitals Earn 2020 Leapfrog Top Rural Hospital Award
The national award recognizes LincolnHealth, Pen Bay Medical Center, Waldo County General Hospital and Stephens Memorial Hospital for outstanding quality and safety.

LincolnHealth Temporarily Reassigns Urgent Care Staff Due to COVID-19 Surge
The continued surge of COVID-19 cases in Lincoln County has prompted LincolnHealth to take proactive measures to assure that the needs of our patients can be met.
Lincoln Medical Partners Offers It’s Not Too Late to Vaccinate Clinics
Lincoln Medical Partners in Damariscotta is offering a last ‘shot’ for adults and children to get the vaccinations they need.
Apply for LincolnHealth's Free CNA Class by December 4
LincolnHealth is accepting applications for the winter Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) class through Friday, December 4. The class will begin Tuesday, January 19, 2021 and is offered at no cost to the student.
Patients Encouraged to Make Appointments for Miles, St. Andrews Lab Tests
The outpatient laboratories on LincolnHealth’s Miles Campus and the Family Care Center on the St. Andrews Campus have been offering scheduled appointments since June.
Former Medical Student at LincolnHealth Returns to Damariscotta to Begin Her Career
Exposure to Rural Medicine at LincolnHealth through the Maine Track Program Helped Valerie Smith Define Her Career Direction
MaineHealth Local Hospital Systems Recognized for Tobacco-Free Achievements
Twelve hospitals and affiliates celebrated for leadership through annual Gold Star Standards of Excellence program.