A Portland hospital will host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic for younger Maine youngsters this weekend.
Northern Gentle Mercy Hospital might be administering Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine to kids ages 6 months to five years previous 9 a.m. to midday Saturday, in accordance with Northern Gentle Well being.
The clinic might be situated on the hospital’s outpatient specialty and surgical procedure heart on the Fore River Parkway campus.
A second clinic might be held 9 a.m. to midday Aug. 20.
That comes a bit greater than a month after the U.S. Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention gave the greenlight for younger youngsters to obtain a jab, the final demographic to be cleared for vaccination towards COVID-19.
As of this week, about half of Maine youngsters below age 5 who’ve been vaccinated towards the virus stay in Cumberland County, the place simply 12 p.c of its 14,000 younger youngsters have acquired a dose.
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