Health Care Worker Vaccination FAQs
These FAQs address COVID-19 vaccination of health care workers in Maine under the final Maine DHHS rule, including changes from the emergency rule, and how this rule may relate to similar Federal rules, with the caveat that Federal agencies are the authorities on their rules. These FAQs supersede the FAQs on the emergency rule for immunization requirements for Maine health care workers.
COVID Vaccination Sites
DHHS issued a list of COVID vaccination sites to expedite the vaccination of licensed home health agencies' front-facing clinical staff. You are urged to identify a site and schedule your eligible caregivers for vaccinations as soon as possible (before the State begins the Phase 1B vaccinate rollout in the next few weeks).
Information will be forthcoming regarding vaccinations for Phase 1B for essential front-line staff (including registered home care PSS and homemaker staff).
Please note that the State vaccination plan is to to proceed consecutively through the priority groups, however the rollout might not not always occur so precisely due to the need to maximize all of the doses Maine receives.
Questions? Please contact Karen Mason, Associate Director, Office of Aging & Disability Services, Maine Department of Health and Human Services
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
All PPE requests must made directly through County Emergency Management Agencies. Contact your county’s agency to find out how to submit your PPE order (each county agency has established their own order process). The Alliance has a supply of disposable 3-layer face masks (ear loops and adjustable nose bridge) for purchase.
Available for purchase through the Alliance: disposable 3-layer face masks (ear loops and adjustable nose bridge) and 2 oz hand sanitizers. CLICK HERE to order.
Educate Yourself & Staff
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The CDC recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
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