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 12 and older can get their COVID-19 vaccines, we’re working together to encourage as many students and employees as possible to get vaccinated this spring, so we can have the safest summer and fall 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.

  • If you’re 16 or 17, 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 from a local hospital.
    Get the vaccine from a local hospital. For Presque Isle, get the vaccine at Northern Light A.R. Gould Hospital. Use this link to register:
    https://covid.northernlighthealth.org/
    For the Houlton area, get the vaccine at Houlton Regional Hospital. Use this link to register:
    https://www2.houltonregional.org/book/.

    Get the vaccine from Walgreens.
    Walgreens will only vaccinate Maine residents, and only if they show a valid Maine ID, such as a driver’s license. Please note: if you get your first shot in Presque Isle you must get your second shot in Presque Isle; you cannot go to another Walgreens and get the second shot.  To schedule an appointment, visit https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/vaccination/covid-19 or call 764-5221 and follow the instructions.

    Get the vaccine from Walmart.
    Walmart will vaccinate anyone who shows a valid proof of age. Please note: You will be able to get your second shot at any Walmart pharmacy in the country. You will need to call your local Walmart pharmacy and give them your name and information (you may also need to show your shot card to the pharmacist) and the date you were scheduled for your second dose of vaccine. You will then be put on a call list for the date of your scheduled second dose. 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.