Information for the Community

Information for the Community
COVID-19 Vaccine

NH residents can go to: vaccines.gov where you can find vaccination locations near you.

Click for a list of local pharmacies offering the COVID-19 vaccine

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.

Read more about the 9/22 FDA decision here.

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.

ALL NH Residents 12 years old and above are strongly encouraged to get the Covid-19 Vaccine. 

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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.”

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What You Need to Know

Availability

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.

Benefits

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.

Cost

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
  • tiredness
  • feeling unwell
  • headache
  • muscle pain
  • chills
  • joint pain
  • fever
  • nausea
  • 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.

For more information and resources on Covid-19, please click here


Statewide COVID-19 Hotline

NH residents with questions or concerns surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak can call 2-1-1