Vaccines at PCHC
Welcome to PCHC’s vaccination information page. Please click on the drop-down below to see information about the different flu and COVID-19 vaccines we are currently offering. If you have any questions regarding any of the information or would like to schedule an appointment please call (207) 355-5066
Vaccine Schedule – October 18-22, 2021
Tuesday, October 19th – Auburn Hall (Flu) 7:30a-4:30p, Walk-ins available.
Wednesday, October 20th – Auburn Hall (Moderna and Flu) Appts available from 7:00a-5:00p, (J&J)12:00p-5:00p Walk-ins available.
Thursday, October 21st – Auburn Hall (Pfizer and Flu) Appts available from 7:00a-5:00p, Walk-ins available.
Tuesday, October 19th-Dental-(Employee Flu) (1:00p-2:30p)
Wednesday, October 20th – UMAINE COVID Vaccine Clinic-(11:00a-1:00p)
Thursday, October 21st – GE COVID Vaccine Clinic- (3p-4p)
FLU VACCINATION SCHEDULE:
PCHC is now offering a flu vaccination given at Auburn Hall (103 Maine Ave in Bangor) every Tuesday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Wednesday and Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dial (207) 355-5196 to make an appointment. Walk-Ins are also welcome.
PCHC COVID-19 CLINIC SCHEDULE:
Every Tuesday and Wednesday, and Thursday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Walk-Ins available) Dial (207) 355-5196 to make an appointment. Walk-Ins are also welcome.
PCHC is now holding regular COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics. Vaccines are available to all members of the communities we serve.
Weekly COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics are held at the PCHC Auburn Hall located at 103 Maine Avenue in Bangor.
MODERNA VACCINE INFO:
Moderna Vaccine is available to people who are age 18 and over, currently offered every Wednesday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Moderna vaccine is a 2 dose (sometimes 3, see below) vaccination, given 28 days apart
PFIZER VACCINE INFO:
Pfizer Vaccine is available to persons age 12 and over, currently offered every Thursday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. This vaccine is a 2 dose series, given 21 days apart.
JOHNSON & JOHNSON:
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is available to persons 12 and over and is currently offered on Wednesdays, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. This is a one-shot vaccine.
THIRD DOSE VACCINE RECOMMENDATIONS:
There are recommendations for some people to receive the 3rd dose of Moderna and Pfizer. If you have received 2 doses of Moderna or Pfizer and you have one of the qualifying conditions listed below, please call us now to make your appointment. If appropriate for you, this 3rd dose is to be given at an interval of at least 28 days from your 2nd Moderna or Pfizer vaccine.
Criteria for 3rd dose of COVID-19 Vaccine due to an Immunocompromising Condition (listed by the CDC, FDA, and ACIP)
- Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
- Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
- Advanced or untreated HIV infection
- Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response
Those eligible for Pfizer Booster, 6 months after their last dose of their Pfizer Primary Series, include:
- People > 65 years
- Residents of long-term care
- People ages 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions*
Groups listed below should consider the risk and benefits of receiving a booster
- People ages 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions*
- People ages 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting.
- Occupational /Institutional Settings include :
- First responders (healthcare workers, firefighters, police)
- Education staff (teachers, support staff, daycare workers)
- Food and agriculture workers
- Manufacturing workers
- Corrections workers
- S. Postal Service workers
- Public transit workers
- Grocery store workers
- Congregate Care staff including homeless shelters or prison staff
- Caregivers of a frail or immunocompromised persons
- Those who live in a congregate setting
- Other settings based on provider clinical judgment for individuals aged 18-64.
- Occupational /Institutional Settings include :
*Medical Conditions in Adults, in alphabetical order (not in order of risk)
Chronic kidney disease
Chronic lung diseases, including COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), asthma (moderate-to-severe), interstitial lung disease, cystic fibrosis, and pulmonary hypertension
Dementia or other neurological conditions
Diabetes (type 1 or type 2)
Heart conditions (such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies or hypertension)
Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system)
Liver disease such as alcohol-related liver disease, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and especially cirrhosis, or scarring of the liver
Overweight and obesity the risk increases sharply with increased BMI > 25 kg/m2
Pregnancy and recently pregnant
Sickle cell disease or thalassemia
Smoking, current or former
Solid organ or blood stem cell transplant
Stroke or cerebrovascular disease, which affects blood flow to the brain
Substance use disorders (such as alcohol, opioid, or cocaine use disorder)