COVID-19 Vaccine Information and Resources
As New Hampshire’s vaccination effort remains ahead of schedule, appointments at state-managed fixed sites for Phase 2A will begin on Thursday, March 18.
All staff working in New Hampshire in the following settings are eligible for vaccination under Phase 2A:
• K-12 schools
• Licensed child care settings
• License-exempt settings enrolled with the NH DHHS – Bureau of Child Development
• Municipal or other recreation programs providing before and/or after school, vacation, or summer youth programming
• Head Start and Early Head Start Programs
• Licensed youth camps
Registration for individuals between 50 and 64 years of age will begin on Monday, March 22 at 8:00 AM under Phase 2B, with appointments beginning on Thursday, March 25.
The fastest way to schedule an appointment is through vaccines.nh.gov. An extremely high call volume to 2-1-1 is anticipated. Wait times may be long, but every call will be answered by a live person.
Last week, the State of NH announced a partnership with pharmacy chain, Walgreens to assist vaccination efforts starting with Phase 1B. According to a story on WMUR.com:
“Anyone with a Walgreens appointment must meet current state guidelines for eligibility. The state is in Phase 1B of vaccinations, meaning anyone age 65 or older can be vaccinated, along with younger people with two or more comorbidities that raise their risk of serious illness.
State officials said they will be scheduling people for appointments at Walgreens, starting with those who have already booked the latest appointments. For example, someone who could previously only find an appointment in April would likely be among the first to get a call for an earlier appointment at a Walgreens.”
Read the story HERE.
DMC Launches Monoclonal Antibody Clinic 1/26/21
Important Update 1/22/21
Many patients received a message erroneously generated by State’s website instructing them to contact their primary care office for help scheduling their COVID-19 vaccine. The State is working to correct this glitch. DMC does not have access to vaccine registration or scheduling and cannot assist you in getting an appointment.
If you are 65+ you are automatically eligible to register during Phase 1B (which starts today). We urge you to go ahead and register online or by calling 2-1-1.
If you are 64 or under and qualify for Phase 1B due to medical conditions, you should have received notification from DMC by email or phone, that we have already provided your confirmation to NH DHHS. The State is processing this information and will be contacting you directly in the next week or so. No further action is necessary at this time. Those 64 and under who qualify due to medical conditions will not be able to complete their registration online for the vaccine until they are contacted by the State. We understand that you may be anxious to register for the vaccine. We have been told that our patients’ info has been received by the State and they are working to start outreach today. It may be several days to a week before you hear from the State. Please know that DMC has followed all instructions that we received from the State in order to help you. Please be patient.
Once you have successfully registered, you will receive further instructions from the State to set up your vaccine appointment. The State has advised that appointments may be several weeks out.
Please reach out to the State directly with vaccine-related questions by dialing 2-1-1.
January 15, 2021
At DMC Primary Care, plans are underway for the next wave of vaccinations in our fight against COVID-19, and we will continue to update you so that you know what to expect.
Beginning on Friday, January 22nd, our patients who are 65 years or older will be eligible to register for the COVID-19 vaccine at www.vaccines.nh.gov as part of Phase 1B in the State’s vaccine rollout plan. You will be able to select your appointment location, date and time. We encourage DMC patients 65 and over who live in NH to consider registering. You do not need a doctor’s order to register for your vaccine shot. Simply provide proof of age at your appointment at one of the State’s vaccine sites.
Another group of NH patients that will be eligible under the New Hampshire’s vaccine plan are individuals that are considered medically vulnerable (defined by the CDC as having two or more of the medical conditions at higher risk for developing severe symptoms from COVID-19). DMC Primary Care has reviewed the medical records of our patients and identified those individuals that meet the State’s guidelines. We are in the process of notifying our patients who are eligible by telephone or email. This notification will be completed prior to 1/22/21.
We have already submitted information to NH DHHS for our patients who meet the guidelines for medical vulnerability. It is important for you to know that DMC did not disclose any information on specific medical conditions that our patients have (no Personal Health Information – or PHI – was shared). Beginning on Friday, January 22, the State will start contacting our medically vulnerable patients directly with information on how to schedule their vaccine appointment.
This does not mean that you consent to receive the vaccine. We do recommend the vaccine for all patients who are at high risk of developing severe symptoms from COVID-19, however, it is your choice whether to register to receive the vaccine or not.
Please do not contact the office for confirmation of medical vulnerability.
For COVID-19 vaccination questions, please contact the State of NH by dialing 211.
DMC is not administering vaccines, so please do not contact your provider for vaccination information. We will post any vaccine updates to this page as they occur. Please check back often.