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Maine Extends Eligibility For The COVID-19 Booster To All Adults

On Wednesday, Maine Gov. Janet Mills said that the state will add itself to a growing number that has expanded COVID-19 booster eligibility to all adults.

Mills, a Democrat, said the change is effective immediately and will apply regardless of underlying medical conditions or other factors. The governor said one of the motivating factors for the change was that health care systems in the state are overburdened by a surge in COVID-19 cases.

On Monday, The seven-day rolling average of daily new cases in Maine has increased from about 467 new cases per day on November 1 to about 564 new cases per day over the past two weeks.

Mills said that “The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention has determined that all Maine residents live or work in high-risk settings, and that justifies the expansion of booster eligibility.”

In a statement Mills said, “With Maine and other New England states confronting a sustained surge, and with cold weather sending people indoors, we want to simplify the federal government’s complicated eligibility guidelines and make getting a booster shot as straightforward and easy as possible.”

California, Vermont, Colorado, New Mexico, Arkansas, and West Virginia are other states that have expanded booster eligibility to all adults.

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