The coronavirus pandemic has certainly impacted us all, but there is light at the end of the tunnel now that a COVID-19 vaccine has been developed.
This page is designed to provide you with information about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in New Hampshire in terms of eligibility, registration, clinic locations, and more.
NH Residents Currently Eligible for Vaccination
Those 65 years and older
Those under 65 and have 2 or more of the underlying medical conditions listed below (adapted from CDC):
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) and other high-risk pulmonary disease
- Down Syndrome
- Heart Conditions, such as heart failure or coronary artery disease
- Immunocompromised states
- Obesity (body mass index of 30 kg/m or higher)
- Sickle cell disease
- Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
If you are a New Hampshire resident 65 years of age or older:
- Visit the State’s website to schedule your vaccination.
If you are New Hampshire resident age 16-64 with 2 or more of the high risk health conditions listed above, and ARE a patient of MCH:
- You do not need to call your provider at this time. We have submitted your information to the State and you will be contacted directly by the State within 5-7 days, with an invitation to schedule your appointment.
- The email will be from this account: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure this email address is not blocked or sent to your spam filter or junk mail folder.
If you are New Hampshire resident age 16-64 with 2 or more of the high risk health conditions above, and ARE NOT patient of MCH:
- You may also be vaccinated at the State-run vaccination sites, with confirmation by your physician that you have 2 or more high-risk health conditions.
Please note: Your physician cannot advocate for you to receive a vaccine sooner. The State of NH schedules vaccine appointments on a first-come, first-served basis, as online registrations are received.
NOTE: Appointments to be vaccinated at state-run vaccination sites began on January 26th and will depend on the availability of the vaccine as it is distributed to the State.
Once registering with the State, you will be notified of your ability to schedule an appointment by email within 5 days. If you do not receive an email within that time frame, please check your spam/junk folder, or call 2-1-1 for further support.
NH Vaccination Clinics
A network of State-run Vaccination Clinics are currently being rolled-out as vaccination plans across NH quickly develop. These include 13 current locations, listed below.
Note: When registering, we strongly encourage you to sign-up for the first available appointment on the State’s website –even if that appointment requires travel to a clinic in another part of the state. Do not wait in the hopes that an appointment will become available in a clinic closer to your home. Wait times for an available appointment, across the state are expected to grow.
- Keene (Greater Monadnock)
- Concord (Capital Area)
- Nashua (Greater Nashua)
- Claremont (Sullivan)
- Exeter (Seacoast)
- Hooksett (Greater Manchester)
- Laconia (Winnipesaukee)
- Tamworth (Carroll County)
- Littleton (North Country)
- Londonderry (South Central)
- Plymouth (Central NH)
- Rochester (Strafford County)
Please note: All vaccinations at State-run Clinics require prior registration. No walk-in vaccinations are allowed. No exceptions.
Community Vaccine Waitlist
Thank you for your interest in the vaccine. If you have a COVID-19 vaccine appointment scheduled and would like to be added to a waitlist for an earlier appointment, please carefully review the following information below.
Who manages the Community Vaccine Waitlist?
This waitlist is managed by the Greater Monadnock Public Health Network (GMPHN), which serves the 23 towns of Cheshire County and the ten western-most towns in Hillsborough County.
Can I be added to the waitlist?
If you are eligible for the vaccine in Phase 1a or 1b and you have an appointment scheduled for your vaccine, you can submit a request to be added to the waitlist. Being on the waitlist does not guarantee that you will be offered an earlier appointment.
What should I bring with me as proof if I am offered an earlier appointment through this waitlist process?
Please refer to the communication you received from the state. If you arrive without your proof of work, ID, or as registered in VAMS, we cannot vaccinate you.
What else should I know before I submit this form?
- If you are offered a waitlist appointment and cannot come at the designated time, your name will remain on the waitlist until your original appointment date has passed.
- Your name will be removed from the waitlist once your original appointment date has passed.
How do I add my name to the waitlist?
To be added to the waitlist please complete this form.
When you complete the form, you will not receive a separate confirmation that you are on the list besides the completion message at the end of the form. You will not hear from us unless you are called in for an appointment.
If you do not have an appointment scheduled and are not eligible for this reserve list, please call 2-1-1 or go to https://www.vaccines.nh.gov/ for more information.
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.”
What You Need to Know
The State of New Hampshire announced that COVID-19 vaccinations for New Hampshire residents in “Phase 1B” will begin Tuesday, January 26. New Hampshire residents who are in the categories below will be able to register and schedule appointments with the State public vaccination clinics beginning Friday, January 22. Vaccinations will begin Tuesday, January 26.
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.
COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution in NH
COVID-19 Vaccine | Frequently Asked Questions
When will the COVID-19 vaccine be available?
New Hampshire residents in Phase 1B will be able to register and schedule appointments with the State public vaccination clinics beginning Friday, January 22. Vaccinations at these clinics will begin Tuesday, January 26.
How do I register for my vaccine? Visit the NH COVID-19 Vaccine Info page to register for your vaccine.
Is the vaccine safe?
All the data from clinical trials collected to date indicate that the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are safe. Both vaccines have undergone extensive clinical trials that tested for safety and efficacy before submission of application to the FDA for Emergency Use Authorization.
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)
Before being vaccinated, you will receive a COVID-19 Vaccine Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) Fact Sheet which will include important information about the vaccine. You should read this Fact Sheet carefully.
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.
Where can I get more information?
We understand that there are many questions and we encourage you to consult the following websites for additional information:
- NH COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ’s Link: Frequently Asked Questions | NH Vaccine Strategy
- CDC: COVID-19 Reporting Systems Scheduling and Set up FAQ’s Link : VAMS FAQ | COVID-19 Vaccination Reporting | CDC
- FDA: COVID-19 Vaccines Link: https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/covid-19-vaccines
- NH DHHS: COVID-19 Vaccines Link: https://www.nh.gov/covid19/index.htm
- NH COVID-19 Vaccine Phases: https://www.vaccines.nh.gov/
- CDC: COVID-19 Vaccines Link: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html