COVID-19 Vaccine Information

NH Residents!

To reserve your vaccination appointment please call 2-1-1 or visit nh.gov/covid19

Please do not contact your Primary Care Provider.

To schedule your vaccine please visit  vaccines.nh.gov
 

New Hampshire is in Phase 2a

To schedule your vaccine please visit  vaccines.nh.gov

New Hampshire COVID-19 Vaccination Allocation Plan Summary
January 5, 2021

List Underlying Medical Conditions (adapted from CDC)

Phase 1b: Two or More conditions
Phase 3a: One or more conditions

  • Cancer
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Down Syndrome
  • Heart Conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
  • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
  • Obesity (body mass index of 30 kg/m or higher but <40kg/m
  • Severe Obesity (body>40 kg/m)
  • Pregnancy
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Other High Risk Pulmonary Disease
  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Note: Flexibility is provided for a health care provider to vaccinate any patient whose primary care provider assesses a significant risk for severe illness due to any multiple co-occurring co-morbidities. 

Are you in Phase 2?

Detailed Description of School & Child Care & Youth Camp Populations within Phase 2a

The below groups within Phase 2a represent a diverse population, and DPHS suggests that administrators within the described institutions enable their staff to equally access vaccination. For example, consider facility-wide language-appropriate campaigns to raise awareness about staff eligibility, and provide support for those without access to a computer or reliable internet to register, if needed.

Given that child care and youth camp programs often employ teenagers, it is important to note that the vaccination eligibility criteria outlined below is also dependent on availability of vaccines approved for use in the staff person’s age group. While currently there are only vaccines approved for use in persons 16 years of age and older, we expect that vaccines will eventually be approved for younger age groups. Individuals in Phase 2a too young to be vaccinated now should receive the vaccine as soon as a vaccine is approved and becomes available for use in their age group.

I. K-12 School Staff: K-12 schools include public district, charter, private, and other non-public schools. Consistent with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, NH defines school staff as workers receiving compensation as classroom teachers, librarians, administrators, office staff, para educators, custodial staff, other education support professionals, food services personnel, bus drivers and bus monitors. School nurses are also school staff, but were eligible for vaccination in phase 1a. Staff considered appropriate for vaccination may be full or part time (including substitute teachers). Student teachers are also eligible if they are at the school to meet requirements of their academic program.

II. Child Care Program Staff: Child care program staff include workers receiving compensation from:

  • A licensed child care setting;
  • A license-exempt setting enrolled with the NH DHHS – Bureau of Child Development;
  • A municipal recreation program, including after-school and summer recreation programs; or
  • A recreational program providing before and/or after school, vacation, or summer youth programming for children 6 years of age or older offered by a school or religious group, the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Girls, Incorporated, the YMCA, or the YWCA, provided that the program does not operate in a private home.

Child care program staff includes office, kitchen and janitorial staff; contract employees or licensed self-employed individuals; whose activities involve the care or supervision of children for a child care program. Child care program personnel as defined in the NH Child Care Licensing Rules include:

Student child care providers are also eligible if they are reporting to the child care program to meet requirements of their academic program.
*Subject to availability of vaccine approved for use in persons younger than age 16.

III. Head Start and Early Head Start Staff: Head Start and Early Head Start programs promote the school readiness of infants, toddlers, and preschool-aged children from low-income families. Services are provided in a variety of settings including centers, family child care, and children’s own home. Staff include workers receiving compensation in roles as described in Head Start Staff Qualifications:

Student child care providers are also eligible if they are reporting to the child care program to meet requirements of their academic program.

IV. Youth Recreation Camp Staff
Youth recreation camp staff include workers currently receiving or hired to receive compensation in 2021 in roles as described in the Youth Recreation Camps administrative rule:

*Subject to availability of vaccine approved for use in persons younger than age 16.

Detailed Description of 50-64 year old Populations within Phase 2a

People 50-64 years of age: NH DPHS recommends vaccinating all adults ages 50-64, because of an increased risk of severe COVID-19 and death compared to those who are younger. When vaccine supply is limited and circumstances allow, DPHS recommends (but does not require) that administration can be prioritized among older adults within phase 2b, such as:

*Medical comorbidities have been described in the Phase 1b Technical Assistance, and include:

  • Cancer
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) and other high-risk pulmonary disease
  • Down Syndrome
  • Heart Conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
  • Immunocompromised states
  • Obesity (body mass index of 30kg/m or higher)
  • Pregnancy
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Where you will get vaccinated:

Once you are approved for scheduling, available dates, times and locations will be provided to you. There are 13 fixed sites. The vaccine clinic dates and times were designed to provide individuals with flexibility in scheduling. You will be able to access the schedule and location details during the scheduling process. Do not show up to a fixed clinic location without an appointment. You will not be able to receive a vaccine and will unfortunately slow down the process.

Preparing for vaccination at a State-Managed Fixed Site:


Ensure you have completed your
pre-vaccination questionnaire 
See above for directions

Photo ID (e.g. driver’s license)



Face Mask



Dress appropriately for ease of access to your upper arm (shoulder region)

Non-NH Residents Only:

Proof of NH employment

Upon arrival at State of NH Clinic Location:

Traffic control will greet you and direct you to the drive‐thru lane.

Please remain in your car and wear your mask.

A registrar will greet you and will confirm your appointment time.

Next, you will move forward to the vaccination station where your identification will be verified, the prevaccination questionnaire will be reviewed, and you will receive a packet of information (After Visit Summary, Vaccine Fact Sheet, CDC v‐safe info, and vaccine administration card).

You will receive your vaccination in your car. Next, you will be directed to an observation area and asked to wait 15 minutes to ensure your safety (and others if you are driving).  Vaccination staff will be monitoring for any adverse reactions and have emergency training as well as equipment to respond. Please stay in your car and honk your horn if you have any reactions.

We appreciate all that you are doing to keep the citizens of our State safe in these unprecedented times. With your help, we will vaccinate those in greatest need safely, quickly and efficiently. Our goal is to ensure that individuals are informed of vaccine risks and benefits, that they are safely vaccinated, and that we vaccinate as many people as possible within the number of doses allocated to the State of New Hampshire.

Please see below for a list of contact information:


Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health Shares COVID-19 Vaccine Update
December 8, 2020