A few months ago, we were going through the pandemic with hopes of the vaccine rolling out. Fast forward to today and although the majority of people in Maine and in the country have not been vaccinated, there is progress being made. Doctors and Nurses and other high risk medical workers were first. Seniors over 70 are also now eligible for shots.

Now that vaccinations have started rolling out and we anticipate the day when the virus is not as scary nor as threatening. Many have thought of getting the vaccine and obviously are hoping to do so safely. In a Zippia survey, when Mainers were asked their preference for the location of getting the vaccine, the vast majority said they did not want to go to a walk in, clinic type situation. 79% of Mainers would rather have a drive-through vaccine appointment.  Roll down the window, roll up the sleeve and get the shot. Makes sense. A lot of people are still very anxious about public spaces that might increase the risk of viral transmission.

Sort of like the fast food industry.  Once they opened up drive through windows, who goes into physical locations as much anymore. Getting the vaccine the same way sure is easier on one’s stress level, and aren’t we all more comfortable in our cars.  Nationally 55% responded they would like a drive through shot, instead of the much higher number in Maine.  They reasoned that was due to large urban centers where cars are much more of a hassle than they are in Maine.  And since you’re walking building to building more then we are in Maine, it would make sense to just visit an office.

No matter how we get the shot, here’s to more enjoyable, safer days ahead.

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While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.

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