Governor Janet Mills announces yesterday that her Administration will align Maine’s vaccination plan with President Biden’s recent directive to make eligible pre-K-12 school staff and child care providers, regardless of age. An estimated 36,400 school staff and 16,000 child care providers became newly eligible under this directive, aside from the 10,632 school staff over the age of 60 already eligible under the governor’s age-tiered system.
“I share the President’s desire to vaccinate school staff and child care workers as quickly as possible, just as I want to see all Maine people vaccinated as quickly as possible,” said Governor Janet Mills in the press release released yesterday. “Based on the President’s directive, we are updating our plan today to make school staff and child care workers eligible. We will continue to work day and night with our public health care providers to get shots into as many arms as possible, as quickly as possible, focusing our efforts on those most at risk of dying if they contract the virus.”