Estimated number of vaccinated students in area school districts updated by Maine CDC

Sun, 12/05/2021 - 3:00pm

AUGUSTA — The Maine CDC has updated the estimated COVID-19 vaccination rate of students in each school administrative unit.  

With the data release, the Maine CDC continues to urge all eligible individuals in Maine to receive the Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine.  

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services and Maine Department of Education estimated the rate of COVID-19 vaccination for youth ages 5-18 by SAU as part of a comprehensive plan to support vaccination of school staff and students against COVID-19.

“These data will equip school leaders with information to make the best decisions for their communities and help parents and students better understand vaccination rates in their areas,” said DHHS Commissioner Jeanne Lambrew. “Paired with our work to support schools in offering vaccination clinics and promoting the benefits of these safe and effective vaccines, we can curb the spread of COVID-19 by boosting vaccination rates in schools throughout Maine.”

“Families and school communities should work together to ensure access to the COVID-19 vaccine for all who are fortunate enough to be eligible,” said DOE Commissioner Pender Makin. “Our team at Maine Department of Education will continue to offer information, resources, and support to their efforts.”

The estimated rates are based on the count of youth vaccinated in each zip code as reported to the Maine CDC on people of all ages who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The number of youth in each SAU is based on Maine DOE data on the number of youth ages 5-18 for whom the SAU was financially responsible as of June 2021. 

Below is a table of the estimated percentage for the school districts in the coverage area of the Penobscot Bay Pilot, Boothbay Register and Wiscasset Newspaper. These are only estimates given the different data sources and their limitations. The following data is through Nov. 29. 

District Estimated Percentage of Vaccinated Students
Appleton  95 + 
Boothbay/Boothbay Harbor 55 to 59
Edgecomb 70 to 74
Georgetown 70 to 74
Hope 90 to 94 
Isle au Haut N/A
Islesboro 65 to 69
Lincolnville 95 + 
Monhegan N/A
North Haven (RSU 7) 85 to 89
Northport 95 +
RSU 1 75 to 79 
RSU 3 85 to 89
RSU 12 95 +
RSU 13 55 to 59
RSU 20 45 to 49
RSU 22 55 to 59
RSU 25 50 to 54
RSU 40 55 to 59
RSU 53 45 to 49
RSU 71 45 to 49
SAD 28 (including Five Towns CSD) 95 +
Southport N/A
St. George 30 to 34
Vinalhaven (RSU 8) 30 to 34
Wiscasset 70 to 74