Maine CDC Vaccine FAQs

This link from the Maine CDC provides updates specific for Maine and its vaccination strategy. It is frequently updated and covers a wide range of topics.

Portland Press Herald Q&A 

This post from the Portland Press Herald addresses when older people in Maine can get the vaccine. It also includes information on vaccination sites with phone numbers and links to preregister. 



Vaccine FAQs From the U.S. CDC

The above link from the federal CDC answers questions about vaccines, getting vaccinated, vaccine distribution, and vaccine safety. It is regularly updated.


List of Vaccinations Sites in Maine

This link, from the Maine CDC, provides a listing of vaccination sites in Maine with links and phone numbers  to preregister.


What are the differences in tests and how do I know which one I should get?

Here’s the technical answer--The RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel – NAAT is used to detect genetic material (mRNA) of the coronavirus and will be sent to a laboratory to determine results within 3 days. The Rapid Point-of-Care (POC) – NAAT (ID NOW) test also detects genetic material of the virus with results available within 24 hours. Rapid Point-of-Care (POC) Test – Antigen (BinaxNow) is an antigen test that detects the presence of a specific viral antigen, with results available the same day. These tests imply current viral infection and help determine if an individual is actively infected with COVID-19 and can spread it to others.

For an easier explanation see the post on PCR vs. Binax here.

No one is wearing a mask in my neighborhood store. Where can I report noncompliance?

Contact Yarmouth’s Economic Development Director Scott LaFlamme at slaflamme@yarmouth.me.us.

Volunteers surveyed Yarmouth businesses this fall and found 85 to 95% compliance with masking requirements. Businesses appreciate masks because it keeps their employees safe.