Hospital plans COVID vaccine clinic

CARIBOU, Maine — Cary Medical Center will host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic from 3-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30, at the Caribou Parks and Recreation Department. 

This clinic will provide initial vaccines for the two-dose, the one-dose Janssen, boosters and the pediatric dose.

“We have seen a drastic increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in our community,” said Regen Gallagher, DO, Cary chief medical officer. “To help, we are partnering with the City of Caribou Parks and Recreation Department to host a vaccine clinic. You can help protect yourself, your family and your community by getting vaccinated.”

The following vaccines will be offered:

Initial vaccinations. First doses of Pfizer to anyone age 5 and up. Second dose will be same time, same place, on Dec. 21. Also, single doses of Janssen to those age 18 and up.

 Second doses if you did not complete your two-dose vaccine. Second doses of Pfizer to anyone age 5 and up whose first dose was at least 21 days ago. Also, second doses of Moderna for anyone age 18 and up whose first dose was at least 28 days ago

 Boosters. For those who had Moderna or Pfizer as initial series and are at least six months out from second dose (second dose was prior to June 1, 2021), Also, for those who had single-dose Janssen as their original vaccine and are 2 months out from that dose (last dose was prior to Oct. 1).

 Boosters. For those who are immunocompromised according to the CDC and at least 28 days have passed since their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna (second dose was prior to Nov. 2, 2021.)

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