Northern Maine Community College hosts COVID-19 vaccination clinic for Northern Light AR Gould Hospital

January 27, 2021

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine  – Northern Light AR Gould Hospital is holding a three-day COVID-19 Vaccination clinic this week at Northern Maine Community College by appointment only.

Clinics are Wednesday (1/27), Thursday (1/28) , and Friday (1/29) from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Greg LaFrancois, President of AR Gould Hospital, says there are some things you should know ahead of your appointment.

“If they need a wheel chair, we’ll have limited wheel chairs available but if they need one to bring that with them. They can bring a support person to help them along as they come through,” LaFrancois says. “We would ask that their clothing.. just be aware that you want to be able to take off your jacket and have maybe a short sleeved shirt or something so that you can receive your vaccination.”

He adds when folks arrive to the clinic, they will go through a short registration process, receive their vaccine, and then must wait 15 minutes in the designated space after receiving their shot.

Tim Crowley, President of Northern Maine Community College says, they are happy to allow their site to be used for the clinic. He says it will also be a learning experience for some of the College’s students.

“Our piece of this is we have a facility that is capable of hosting this event,” Crowley said. “We also have students that will benefit from participating in this event by delivering vaccines and so we think that’s an important opportunity for our students as well. So it’s really a chance for the community to come together and solve a very serious problem.”

Volunteers and other AR Gould staff will also be on site to administer vaccinations. Both Crowley and LaFrancois say this is a great step forward for the county. More»