The Maine Department of Health and Human Services is offering free transportation for residents who need a ride to and from a COVID-19 vaccination appointment.

ModivCare will provide rides for any Maine resident who is unable to drive, lacks reliable transportation or is otherwise unable to travel to their appointment.

Individuals must have a vaccination appointment before requesting a ride and must request a ride at least 48 hours in advance of their appointment. Rides may be shared; face masks will be required. Transportation is available for appointments that are scheduled Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Those who need a ride should call (855) 608-5172 and be ready to state the date and time of their appointment and the name, address and phone number of the facility where they will receive the vaccination.

Currently, Maine residents age 60 and older are eligible to be vaccinated, as are Maine residents who are educators, school staff and childcare workers.

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