Health and safety

How do self-administered T3 tests on campus work?

Shield T3 self-collected COVID-19 saliva test kits will be used for symptomatic testing on campus during the 2022 spring semester. The self-collected test kits do not require an appointment. Pick up and drop off your Shield T3 self-collected COVID-19 saliva test kit at Estabrooke Hall during the testing days and times: Monday–Thursday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; […]

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How do vaccinated members of the university communities provide documentation of vaccination?

All members of the university communities, including incoming new employees and undergraduate, transfer and graduate students, should upload their vaccination information via PointNClick, our secure online portal. You will need your MaineStreet username and password to log on. Detailed instructions can be found online. University community members can verify that their vaccination cards are uploaded […]

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How do students request a medical or religious vaccination exemption?

Exemption forms are now live on PointNClick, our secure online portal. In the portal, students have an opportunity to request an exemption to the vaccine requirement for a documented medical contraindication or a sincerely held religious belief. Students who verify their vaccination status or exemption in the portal or get their first shot toward full […]

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What COVID-19 vaccinations are available?

Information about World Health Organization (WHO)-authorized vaccines is available on the World Health Organization website.  On a local level, the university partners with local health organizations to manage the vaccination process. The availability of specific vaccines is dependent on the supply chain. Multiple vaccine brands are recognized by the university.  As of July 8, 2021, […]

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Where can I find credible information about COVID-19 vaccines?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has good advice on this, as well as a page about myths and facts about COVID-19 vaccines. Here’s the CDC’s key things to know about COVID-19 vaccines: COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective at preventing COVID-19 disease, especially severe illness and death. COVID-19 vaccines reduce the risk of […]

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Why should I get vaccinated? What are the benefits?

First, as you can learn at the CDC and other resources referenced above, vaccinations are great protection from serious illness and death from COVID-19.    Second, vaccinated UMaine or UMaine Machias students and employees who have verified their status by uploading their vaccination cards to the secure campus portal currently are exempt from on-campus COVID-19 testing […]

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If I’ve tested positive for COVID-19, should I still get vaccinated?

Yes. The CDC recommends that you get vaccinated regardless of whether you already had COVID-19, as this provides the best immune protection.  Even if you have already recovered from COVID-19, it is possible — although rare — that you could be infected again with the virus that causes COVID-19. Studies have shown that vaccination provides […]

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Where can I get a flu shot?

Members of the UMaine and UMaine Machias communities are encouraged to seek out flu shots at local health care facilities or pharmacies, or their primary care physician. If there is a flu vaccination clinic on campus, as has occurred in past years, campuswide notices will be sent.

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