COVID-19 Vaccination Information  

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Please see the following information about the COVID-19 vaccine and MaineCare’s Non-Emergency Transportation (NET) program, which will also be mailed to you in the coming days.  

COVID-19 Vaccination Information  

You are receiving this because you are age 70 or older and receive health care benefits from MaineCare. You may also be receiving benefits from Medicare. We want to make sure you are aware that Maine residents age 70 or older can now get the COVID-19 vaccine. People in this age group have a higher risk of hospitalization, illness, and death from COVID-19, and COVID-19 vaccines have been shown to be safe and effective in preventing COVID-19 disease, making it very important for you to get the vaccine as soon as you can. 

This e-mail is to provide information on where you can get COVID-vaccination and remind you that, as a MaineCare member, if you do not have a ride you can use MaineCare’s free transportation service, called Non-Emergency Transportation (NET), to get to and from your vaccination appointment.  

Vaccination Sites 

A number of vaccination sites have been set up around the state of Maine, and each site is scheduling its own appointments. You can go online to find out more about the vaccination sites near you or you can call 211. If you have a primary care provider that you see for your health care needs, they may be able to help you schedule an appointment or find out where the vaccination sites are in your community. Please note that because the supply of vaccine is limited, appointments may not be immediately available, and will be scheduled on a rolling basis.  

How to Use MaineCare’s Non-Emergency Transportation (NET) 

Once you have scheduled your vaccination appointment, if you need a ride, call the Non-Emergency Transportation (NET) broker that serves your area to schedule a ride to and from the appointment. You must call the broker in your region at least two business days before the appointment. Please remember that if you use NET, you will need to wear a face covering when you are in the vehicle. For more information about NET, please visit our website  

If you need additional assistance  

If you need additional assistance getting vaccinated, you can call the Area Agencies on Aging toll-free at 1-877-353-3771. Once you reach this number, you will be directed to your local Area Agency office based on the county in which you live. Your local Area Agency can help you identify options for additional help in your area. If you have other questions about your MaineCare-covered services, you can call MaineCare Member Services at: 1-800-977-6740. TTY users, dial 711(Maine relay).  

For more information 

Please review the COVID-19 Vaccination Information Sheet to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine and what to expect before, during, and after your appointment. You can also visit