By Shelley Farrington Lincoln News • May 20, 2021
MILLINOCKET – As Millinocket Regional Hospital staff make final preparations for a student Pfizer vaccination clinic May 21, MRH Marketing Coordinator Katie Mackin provided more details for parents and guardians.
The clinic will begin at 9 a.m. in the Stearns Junior/Senior High School gym for those Millinocket students that have returned consent forms. At 10 a.m. students with consent forms from East Millinocket and Medway will be given their shots.
Starting at 11 a.m., the Moderna vaccine will be given to citizens that have been scheduled for appointments. At this time Moderna walk-ins will also be welcomed to those citizens over 18 years of age.
The students receiving the Pfizer shot will return June 11 for their second shots, those receiving the Moderna shot will be given the second dose four weeks from May 21.
A clinic for Katahdin Junior/Senior High School students will be held May 20 with second shorts given on June 10.
Mackin said consent forms must be filled out prior to the shot clinic – there will be no walk-ins for the Pfizer vaccine. It’s very important that students notify the schools they want the vaccine as it has to be ordered prior to the clinic and only the necessary doses will be ordered.
The storage needs for the Pfizer vaccine only allow MRH to keep it a short period of time therefore in order not to waste any vaccine staff much have accurate numbers.