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Granite State COVID-19 VAX FACTS --UPDATED 2.26.21

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AARP NH, working in collaboration with the NH Department of Health & Human Services, will update you regularly on new information about the COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan in the Granite State.

The following includes information for citizens in Phase 1B who already have vaccines scheduled and citizens in Phase 1B who have transportation issues in getting to a vaccination site.

Are you a New Hampshire resident age 65 or older (Phase 1B) and have a vaccine date scheduled?

AARP New Hampshire remains involved with and committed to providing Granite Staters who are 65 and older with the information you need about the COVID-19 vaccine and the state’s current distribution plan.

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 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. The state is committed to vaccinating everyone in Phase 1B who wants to be vaccinated before beginning vaccinations for Phase 2A in April.

As for people in Phase 1B needing second shots, the launch of Phase 2A will not affect availability. Anyone who has received the first shot automatically has a second dose ready for them.

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.

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, 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 next two 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, DHHS will announce a phone number later next week to call to self identify and get registered. 

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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