Mainers 50 and older eligible for vaccine

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Dear Patient,

The Maine CDC expanded its vaccine eligibility guidelines this afternoon to include Mainers age 50 and older, beginning Tuesday.

InterMed has contacted the majority of patients 60 and older, and we now begin outreach to patients in the 50-plus age group, starting with those most at risk of serious complications from COVID.

There are indications that vaccine supply will increase in coming weeks, and we’re hopeful that we’ll soon be able to offer vaccine appointments to many more patients.

COVID in Maine
Despite an increase in Mainers who are fully vaccinated, we continue to see more than 200 new COVID cases each day. Please continue to follow precautions: cover your nose and mouth with a mask, practice social distancing, and wash hands regularly. It’s been a long year, but the sooner we knock this virus down the sooner we can resume our normal lives.

Office visits
We’re seeing a number of people removing their masks in patient rooms. Please remember that anyone coming to our office must cover their nose and mouth at all times while in our building.

To learn more about COVID, visit the CDC’s webpage or the COVID FAQ page of our website.

The weekend forecast is calling for pleasant weather, so I encourage you to get outside and enjoy yourself.

Please stay safe and well,

Dan Loiselle, MD, Chief Medical Officer, and the entire InterMed Care Team