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AARP NH VAX Facts 3.19.21 COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Starts for NH's 50+ Residents on March 22

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AARP New Hampshire, working in collaboration with the NH Department of Health & Human Services, is committed to raising awareness about new information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan in the Granite State.

News of the Week . . .

I’m age 50 or older. When can I register to get my vaccine?

Your wait is ALMOST over! The state of NH will open up vaccine registration for folks in Phase 2B (50 and older) on Monday, March 22 at 8 am. Appointments will begin on March 25. To register for your appointment, please call 2-1-1 or visit vaccines.nh.gov.

Please Keep In Mind . . .

Are you a New Hampshire resident age 65 or older (Phase 1B) and have a vaccine date scheduled? Right now, COVID-19 vaccines are available for Granite Staters who are 65 and older (also known as Phase 1B). Currently, the state is working to move up appointments for folks in this age group who have already registered for the vaccines and have appointments scheduled for March, April or May. If you have already registered for an appointment, DON’T CANCEL IT! Operators from 2-1-1 will be reaching out and moving up thousands of appointments each week so all eligible Phase 1B Granite Staters can be vaccinated in March.

If you haven’t received a phone call, please call 2-1-1 to see about moving up your appointment.

AARP has worked to protect the health and well-being of older Americans for more than 60 years, and we know that sharing reliable information is one of the best ways to do that. So turn to our website to get the facts you need about the COVID-19 vaccine. Visit www.aarp.org/nhvaccine. You can also call 2-1-1 for questions about your appointment.

Did you know that NH veterans enrolled in the Veterans Affairs Medical System, regardless of age, can get the COVID-19 vaccine?

COVID-19 vaccinations are available to all New Hampshire veterans enrolled in Veterans Affairs Medical System, regardless of age. Additionally, caregivers who are enrolled in the formal caregiver program can come in with the veteran they support, and receive the vaccine as well.

To vaccinate as many veterans as possible, the VA is holding appointment-only clinics across the Granite State. To make an appointment, veterans or their caregivers can call 1.800.892.8384, ext. 139. or visit Manchester.VA.Gov.

AND FINALLY, in Case You Haven’t Gotten to it Yet . . .

Are you a New Hampshire resident age 65 or older and have not yet registered for a vaccine? If you are 65+ and have not scheduled your appointment but would like to, please call 2-1-1 or visit www.vaccines.nh.gov now to schedule your appointment.

Are you a New Hampshire resident age 65 or older (Phase 1B) and want a vaccine but don’t have transportation to a vaccination site? In collaboration with the New Hampshire Home Care Association and the Regional Public Health Networks (you can find more info about these at https://nhphn.org/), any citizen who qualifies under Phase 1B, receives services through a home care provider and is homebound will receive communication from that provider over the coming weeks.  The purpose of this communication is to determine if that citizen would like to receive the vaccination in their home or requires transportation to a vaccine clinic. These citizens do not need to call anyone or utilize VAMS to make an appointment.  For those citizens who do not receive services through a provider, you can call 2-1-1 and follow the prompts to be screened for help setting up transportation to one of the vaccination clinics or to receive a vaccination in your home.

For more information about COVID-19 vaccinations in New Hampshire, please visit www.vaccines.nh.gov or call 2-1-1. You can also visit www.aarp.org/nhvaccine.

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