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Maine Colleges Report COVID-19 Vaccination Rates Approaching 100%

University Enrollment
Robert F. Bukaty
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AP
In this photo made Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, blue-shirted upperclassmen help move items belonging to incoming freshman at the University of Maine in Orono.

Ahead of moving day Saturday for the last batch of incoming students, Thomas College in Waterville says COVID-19 vaccination rates are above 95% among students, faculty and staff.

Other schools in Maine have rates approaching 100% for both staff and students, including the University of New England and Bates and Bowdoin colleges.

A spokesperson for the University of Maine system says 94% of residence hall students have shown proof of vaccination. The rate for full time employees is lower, at 81%.