NH residents can go to: vaccines.gov where you can find vaccination locations near you.
In the NEWS
- 9/22 FDA Approves Booster Dose of Pfizer vaccine for Certain Populations
On Sept. 22, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to allow for use of a single booster dose, to be administered at least six months after completion of the primary series in:
- Individuals 65 years of age and older;
- Individuals 18 through 64 years of age at high risk of severe COVID-19; and
- Individuals 18 through 64 years of age whose frequent institutional or occupational exposure to SARS-CoV-2 puts them at high risk of serious complications of COVID-19 including severe COVID-19.
- This authorization applies only to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
- 8/12, the FDA authorized and the CDC recommended, a third dose of the Pfizer & Moderna vaccines for certain people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems.
What this News means for us in the Monadnock Region
- Please be patient. This recommendation is new. Across NH, details around the availability and scheduling of a 3rd dose remains a work in-progress. We’ll let you know as soon as those details become available.
- Maintain hand hygiene and physical distancing, whenever possible. Mask wearing remains a very important deterrent.
- People inquiring about a third dose can also reach out to a local pharmacy, or online at vaccines.nh.gov to monitor options through www.vaccines.gov.
Sign Up For COVID-19 Vaccine Updates
Those who sign up will receive health information from Monadnock Hospital including important details about COVID-19, the availability of a vaccine and how to access vaccines once they are distributed.
Please note: completing this form does not register you to receive the vaccine. Those details can be found in the section above, “Vaccine Registration.”
Prior updates for the COVID-19 Vaccine can be found below:
What You Need to Know
NH Residents 12 years old and above are strongly encouraged to get the Covid-19 Vaccine.
NH residents can register for and schedule vaccination appointments by visiting Vaccines.gov or by dialing 2-1-1.
Vaccination will help you build protection against COVID-19 and help prevent you from becoming sick and potentially spreading the virus to others. Since there is no cure for COVID-19, prevention of infection is the primary way to reduce the spread of illness.
There are no out-of-pocket costs to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccine doses were purchased with U.S. taxpayer dollars and will be given to the American people at no cost.
Vaccines for COVID-19
What are the common side effects?
Common side effects include:
- injection site pain, swelling, or redness
- feeling unwell
- muscle pain
- joint pain
- swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy)
Do I need to continue wearing my mask after I receive the vaccine?
Yes. While experts learn more about the protection that COVID-19 vaccines provide under real-life conditions, it will be important for everyone to continue using all the tools available to us to help stop this pandemic, including covering your mouth and nose with a mask, washing hands often, and staying at least 6 feet away from others.
Together, COVID-19 vaccination and following the CDC’s recommendations for how to protect yourself and others will offer the best protection from getting and spreading COVID-19.