COVID-19 Vaccines - VA Maine Healthcare System
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VA Maine Healthcare System


COVID-19 Vaccines

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized three COVID-19 vaccines. VA is following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidance to pause in providing the Janssen vaccine at this time. This pause is due to a concern about possible rare side effects. Your safety is our top priority. For more information, go to the CDC website. Read the CDC and FDA statement on the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. If you have a vaccine appointment scheduled, your VA health facility will work with you to determine what to do next.

Congress has passed a new law that allows us to offer COVID-19 vaccines to more people. VA is now able to offer vaccine to the following groups who are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine at VA when their local VA facilities have enough vaccine:

  • Veterans
  • Spouse of a Veteran
  • Caregivers of a Veteran
  • Recipients of Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) benefits

The best way to stay informed is to sign up to tell us you'd like to get a COVID-19 vaccine at VA. Your local VA facility will then contact you when they have a vaccine for you.

For your continued health and safety during this pandemic, please don't come to a VA health facility to request a COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment unless you are coming to a specific scheduled event such as a walk-in clinic or drive-through clinic that does not require an appointment.

Note: Your employer, pharmacy, or local public health officials may offer you a COVID-19 vaccine. We encourage you to take the first opportunity you have to get a vaccine at the most convenient location for you.

VA Maine began offering vaccine to:

  • All Veterans, their spouses and caregivers 
  • VA Healthcare workers

If you are interested in receiving the vaccine at VA Maine you may contact us for an appointment at  (207) 623-8411 Ext 4949 or Ext 7490

Sign up to receive a vaccine:

We currently have openings at the following locations and times.

Togus: Pfizer

4/13/21 – 1st dose clinic

4/17/21 - 1st dose clinic converted from (Janssen)

4/24/21 - 1st dose clinic converted from (Janssen) 

5/11/21 - 1st dose clinic

Bangor: Pfizer

4/19/21 - 1st dose clinic

Rumford Pop Up  Pfizer  

4/28/21 - 1st dose clinic converted to (Pfizer)

(GPS 635 Waldo St - the Skating Shack) ***Hosmer Field

Calais: Pfizer

4/23/21 - Single dose clinic converted to (Pfizer)

Caribou: Pfizer

4/17/21 - 1st dose clinic converted to (Pfizer)

Lewiston: Pfizer

4/24/21 - 1st dose clinic

4/25/21 - 1st dose clinic

Saco: Pfizer

5/1/21 - 1st dose clinic

5/2/21 - 1st dose clinic

Portland: Moderna

4/20/21 - 1st dose clinic 

4/21/21 - 1st dose clinic

4/22/21 - 1st dose clinic

Contact Info


  • VA Maine Healthcare System

Contact Number(s)

  • 877-421-8263

Hours of Operation

  • By Appointment Only
    When Available