COVID-19 Vaccine Info for the UMPI community

The University of Maine System has launched a “This Is Our Shot, Maine” vaccination drive and we’re reaching out to all UMPI students, faculty, and staff to help.

Now that people age 5 and older can get their COVID-19 vaccines, we’re working together to encourage as many students and employees as possible to get vaccinated, so we can have the safest year possible.

— UMPI President Ray Rice

Please make plans as soon as you can to get your COVID-19 vaccine. There are several vaccine sites in the local area:

  • Northern Light A.R. Gould Hospital (for the Presque Isle area)
  • Houlton Regional Hospital (for the Houlton area)
  • Walgreens (Maine residents only)
  • Walmart

Linda Mastro, UMPI Director of Health Services, serves as our campus point of contact for vaccine questions. She can be reached at linda.mastro@maine.edu or by calling 768-9586.


Resources:
BDN article about what you need to know to schedule your vaccine appointment.
Maine’s COVID-19 Vaccination website
vaccinateme.maine.gov preregistration site

#ThisIsOurShotMaine

Please note:
Right now, all students participating in on-campus experiences must have begun the process (by Aug. 20) to become fully vaccinated, or submitted an exemption, and entered their information on the UMS online portal. Discussions are underway with labor leaders for a similar policy for university faculty and staff. There are medical, religious, and online-only exemptions.

A few important things to note:

  • Vaccines (Moderna and Pfizer) require two shots, several weeks apart. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine requires one shot. Individuals can receive a booster shot 5 months after receiving their Pfizer or Moderna second shot or 2 months after receiving their Johnson & Johnson shot.

  • If you’re under 18, parental/guardian consent is required.

  • To get your shots, here are three potential options, depending on if you are local, from outside of Aroostook County, or out-of-state:

    Get the vaccine/booster from a local hospital.
    For Presque Isle, get your vaccine shots at Northern Light A.R. Gould Hospital. Use this link to register:
    https://covid.northernlighthealth.org/
    For the Houlton area, get vaccine shots at Houlton Regional Hospital. Use this link to register:
    https://www2.houltonregional.org/book/.

    Get the vaccine/booster from Walgreens.
    Anyone age 5 or older is eligible for vaccination shots. To schedule an appointment, visit
    https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/vaccination/covid-19 or call 764-5221 and follow the instructions.

    Get the vaccine/booster from Walmart.
    Anyone age 5 or older is eligible for vaccination shots. To schedule an appointment, visit
    https://www.walmart.com/cp/1228302 or call 764-8485 and follow the instructions.

  • Transportation to any of these vaccination sites can be arranged by contacting Fred Thomas at 768-9580.
Despite efforts to minimize risks, the University cannot categorically guarantee that any person entering University campuses or facilities will not contract COVID-19 or any other communicable disease and any such person must assess and accept the risks of illness or injury for themselves.
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Campus Emergency Contact Numbers

If you need to reach someone on campus, please call the following numbers:

207-768-9532 Weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.


207-768-9600 Holidays, weekends, and weekday evenings between 4:30 p.m. and 8:00 a.m.