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Redington-Fairview General Hospital (RFGH) is a local independent critical access hospital providing quality comprehensive health care services. We are located at 46 Fairview Avenue, Skowhegan, Maine. Contact us at (207) 474-5121.

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Immunizations and School


Do you have a child starting school in the fall or entering 7th grade? Don’t forget to get them Immunized.

Maine’s new law now requires all children entering school to be up-to-date on immunizations, and sometimes it can take up to 6 months to get the required shots. Don’t wait until the last minute. Talk with your child’s primary care provider to schedule an appointment to receive the required immunizations.

LD 798 takes effect September 1, 2021. Students enrolled in grades PreK through 12 are to be immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, measles, mumps, rubella, polio and varicella. Additionally, all students enrolled in grades 7-12 must be immunized against meningococcal disease and have another TDap shot. In May of 2019, LD 798 was signed into law which removes both philosophical exemptions and religious exemptions from the exceptions to immunization requirements. Medical exemptions are still allowed and there is an exception for those students with an Individualized Education Plan and either philosophical or religious exemption that is in place prior to Sept 1, 2021.

For more information talk with your primary care provider or visit: www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/immunization/family/rules.html

COVID-19 Vaccination for Home-Bound Community Members

Do you know someone who would like to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, but who is homebound (recent fracture, illness or hospitalization resulting in limited mobility, wheelchair bound) and not able to get out to attend a clinic? RFGH EMS will bring the vaccine to their home. We are currently offering the Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine for home vaccination.


Please contact us by e-mail at: eflannery@rfgh.net; or leave us a voicemail message at (207) 858-2364.

Make sure to leave a name and phone number in your message, and we will reach out to you. Thank you.

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