Interesting the Maine was selected. NW Connecticut and NYS counties bordering it likely dwarf the cases reported in Maine. Last year I read a vaccine was being tested that reacted to the saliva in a tick's bite, not just for Lyme.
Note that the article says "next round." The first round is ongoing in Connecticut. I am the very first human being to have been injected with the Pfizer Lyme disease vaccine! I was supposed to be Patient #4, but they moved the start of the study up a week, and I was able to schedule earlier than the other three.
Pretty much my only claim to fame, and frankly, it isn't much of one. But I am confident I had the actual vaccine and not the placebo, since I had reactions to the shots, and I have to say, I do feel more comfortable going into the woods now.