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Childhood Vaccine Clinics

COVID-19 has impacted connections with primary health care professionals for many families, especially when it’s about wellness visits. This impact on wellness visits is known to be having a negative impact on the timely vaccination of children. It is important for families that want to follow the recommended vaccination schedule to be able to maintain their child’s vaccines up to date. Here is information you can share with your families regarding the CDC vaccination schedule and clinics currently available in Maine.

Current CDC recommended schedule for vaccinations:

Information about the preventable diseases that are covered through vaccinations:

The Maine Immunization Program is currently working with local Public Health Nurses to offer clinics across the state to help children get their recommended immunizations. Click this link to find a current clinic near you.


Family child care providers, as part of maintaining their license, are legally required to provide annual information to the state, for children not of school age, in regards to their vaccinations.

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FCCAM works to unify, promote and strengthen quality professional family child care in Maine. We are the state affiliate of the National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC). We are the only professional association in Maine dedicated specifically to supporting family child care providers. FCCAM understands the critical role of family child care providers in the lives of children and families. We also understand the hard work and long hours that are required to provide the much needed child care services in Maine’s diverse communities. FCCAM provides opportunities to network both locally and statewide with other family child care professionals for training and support. Through collaboration with other organizations we are engaged with advocating for children and their families in Maine, increasing awareness of our professionalism and value to our communities.