For you. For them.
For everyone.

For you.
For them.
For everyone.

Flu and COVID immunizations. For a loved one in long-term care, staying up to date with these shots is a great way to keep them, and everyone who lives and works in their residence, safe. Make sure they know when the next on-site clinic will be held so they can take advantage of this service.

And for you? We ask you to find out where you can get your immunizations, it’ll be your easiest shot at staying healthy and keeping your loved one safe.

Flu and COVID immunizations—get ’em both done, all in one.

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Ready to take the next step?

Text CARE to (207) 203-7629 to chat with a real person about scheduling an immunization, getting started as a caregiver, or returning to work.

The care you give means everything.

Dr. Puthiery Va , Director, Maine CDC

Preventing COVID-19 and Other Respiratory Infections in Long-Term Care Facilities

Preventing COVID-19 and Other Respiratory Infections in Long-Term Care Facilities

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Do you have questions?
We’re here to help.

Why are immunizations important?

The more people who are immunized, the fewer people will be infected, and the less widely a disease can spread. Even if you’re not worried about getting sick yourself, being immunized makes you less likely to spread disease to the more vulnerable people you care for. Simply put, immunizations save lives. Learn more →

How do immunizations work?

Basically, an immunization is a way to train your body. Once your body detects an immunization, it learns how to attack and defend itself, so that it’s ready to fight off the real virus. Learn more →

Can my employer require me to get immunized?

Yes, your employer can require you to get immunized, especially if not being immunized puts other people at risk. Some employers offer alternatives to immunization, like getting tested regularly or wearing a mask. Learn more →

How do I get immunized?

You can get immunized at your doctor’s office, most drug stores and pharmacies, or at immunization clinics across the state. You can find an immunization site here or text CARE to (207) 203-7629 and a representative will help you find and make an appointment.

Are the immunizations free?

Yes. For people covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and most commercial insurance plans, the vaccine will be covered by with no out-of-pocket cost. If you don’t have insurance, any administrative fees charged by participating providers will be paid for by the federal Provider Relief Fund—so you don’t have to pay anything for your immunizations. Learn More →

How long will it take to get immunized?

For the flu, an immunization is just one visit. For COVID-19, the immunization occurs in two visits, spaced 3-4 weeks apart. The immunization itself takes just a few minutes. Learn more →

What are the side effects of the influenza and COVID-19 immunizations?

Some people feel fine after being immunized, others may experience a few hours to a day of headaches, chills, minor swelling, pain at the injection site, or muscle pain. If you’re worried about missing work to get an immunization, talk to your employer. Many can offer you an adjusted schedule or time off to get immunized. Learn more →

If I have already had the flu or COVID, do I need to get immunized?

It is a good idea to get immunized even if you have had the virus that causes COVID-19 or the flu. These viruses change, or mutate, frequently and it is possible to get reinfected with a new variant. People who have had COVID-19 or the flu can get immunized as soon as they’ve recovered from being ill. Learn more →

Why are boosters important?

Just like kids need reminders to do their homework, or a smartphone needs to recharge at night, your body sometimes needs a boost, or reminder of how to fight COVID-19 and the flu. Boosters give your body the added protection it needs to keep you healthy. Learn more →

Can I get my COVID and flu immunizations at the same time?

Yes, it is safe to get both your COVID-19 and your flu shot at the same time. For your own comfort, you may want to choose different arms. Learn more →

If not for you, for them.