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Coronavirus Vaccine Clinic Opens At Portland Jetport

Portland International Jetport
Pat Wellenbach
In this Sept. 7, 2011 photo, work is near completion of a colorful, $75 million passenger terminal at the Portland International Jetport in Portland, Maine.

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine health officials are hopeful a new COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the largest airport in the state will help drive up immunization rates.

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services is working with Portland International Jetport on the new clinic, which will be open to travelers and residents.

The clinic, which doesn't require appointments, began Tuesday and is operating seven days a week.

Maine has one of the highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in the country. More than two-thirds of the state's eligible population is fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.