Kennebec Valley Community College hosts COVID-19 vaccination clinic for Northern Light Inland Hospital

January 27, 2021

FAIRFIELD — Northern Light Inland Hospital held its first community vaccination clinic Tuesday at Kennebec Valley Community College in Fairfield, administering 92 doses to health care workers and those 70 or older.

Appointments are already filled for future clinics that Inland and KVCC are hosting this week, according to hospital officials.

“We are very excited to be moving into this phase of community vaccinations,” Inland President Terri Vieira said Tuesday in a news release. “We have started dose two of the vaccine with our own staff, and we’re pleased to be moving onward to vaccinate more people in the communities we serve. It’s progress, it’s hope. At the same time, we have to be patient as the vaccine supply is still significantly lower than we had hoped.”

Vieira said Inland needed a community partner to provide mass vaccination clinics, and KVCC rose to the task, offering its Carter Hall Multi-Purpose Room for the clinics.

“We are very grateful that KVCC is giving Inland, and our community, the support that is needed for these clinics,” Vieira said. “They have long been our partner in health care, training many of our staff who work at the hospital and our medical practices.”

KVCC President Richard Hopper said KVCC is pleased to be part of the solution to the pandemic in the region. More»