Vaccines | New Hampshire Public Radio


A sign says "Vaccine Available," next to other signs pointing to "Vaccines"
Todd Bookman, NHPR

State officials are urging patience ahead of a busy week for New Hampshire’s vaccine registration website and asking people to consider not registering first thing in the morning on their designated eligibility date.

A sign outside a Plymouth vaccination site reads "COVID-19 vaccination site by appts only"
Sarah Gibson, NHPR

New data from the federal government shows that New Hampshire's northern rural counties are closer to being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 than other more populous regions.

A sign outside a Plymouth vaccination site reads "COVID-19 vaccination site by appts only"
Sarah Gibson, NHPR

Editor's note: This post was updated after publication with additional information from the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services.

More than one in five New Hampshire residents has received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. That puts the state narrowly ahead of most other states, according to CDC data.

Casey McDermott / NHPR

Escrito originalmente en inglés por Casey Mcdermott, traducción de María Aguirre 

En Nashua, dentro de una de las clínicas de vacunación en contra el COVID-19, antes de que lleguen los pacientes, las enfermeras, trabajadores de salud pública y emergencistas preparan sus uniformes y cubrebocas, recopilando y clasificando documentos y papeles para administrar las vacunas. 

Community health workers prepare for a vaccine clinic next to a sign that says "Clinical observation 15 minutes after your vaccination" in English and Spanish
Casey McDermott, NHPR

Inside one of Nashua’s community COVID-19 vaccine clinics, before patients arrive, nurses, public health workers and first responders are suiting up in scrubs and protective masks, sorting through paperwork and assembling supplies to administer the shots.

COVID vaccine shot
NH National Guard

With demand for COVID-19 vaccines still far outpacing supply, states and health systems are under enormous pressure to ensure little—or ideally none—expires at day’s end. In New Hampshire, hospitals serving as public vaccination sites, as well as state-run vaccine clinics, are utilizing waitlists to manage last-minute appointments, though the lists themselves aren’t being publicized.

photo of Walgreens at night
Anthony92931/ Wikimedia Commons

Up to 3,400 residents per week will soon be able to get vaccinated for COVID-19 at Walgreens pharmacy locations around New Hampshire.

photo of sign saying vaccines
Todd Bookman/NHPR

Following a week in which tens of thousands of New Hampshire residents were unable to schedule second vaccination appointments, leading to frustration and fingerpointing, the state announced Thursday that it's revamping its COVID-19 vaccination system. NHPR’s Todd Bookman and Peter Biello discussed the latest developments in the effort to deliver vaccinations.

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State officials are apologizing for a botched rollout of a new effort to get COVID-19 vaccine recipients their second doses in an approved time frame, as many residents say they still aren’t able to book second appointments within the CDC’s recommended 42-day window.

photo of sign saying vaccines
Todd Bookman/NHPR

Escrito por el staff de NHPR, traducción de María Aguirre 

Dosis de la vacunas Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna y Johnson & Johnson están siendo distribuidas en todo New Hampshire -- lo cual es un punto de inflexión, pero no el final, de la pandemia del COVID-19. Mientras el estado y el país continúan el desafío monumental de inmunizar a las personas, a continuación encuentra las respuestas a algunas preguntas que puedes tener sobre la vacuna.