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Former Marshall’s Store Eyed for Vaccination Site

Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services is proposing to set up five centers across the state to vaccinate large numbers of people against Covid-19, with one of the centers to be located in Sanford, according to City Manager Steven Buck. He told the City Council’s Public Safety Subcommittee this week that, beginning in February, the proposed Sanford center would be open 12 hours a day, seven days a week, and would serve all of York County.

Various locations are being considered, but according to Fire Chief Steve Benotti, the former Marshall’s store at the Center For Shopping in South Sanford (a/k/a Shaw’s Plaza) is the most likely option.

EMS personnel in Sanford and across the county have begun receiving their second dose of the vaccine. Chief Benotti said that the York County Incident Management Team has done such a good job with this, that the state wants it to continue to be a part of the vaccination program. The scheduling aspect is the critical part of the process, he added.

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