New Hampshire State-run Vaccination Sites Are Permanently Closing

Thursday is the last day for Granite Staters to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine at a state-run vaccination site. The 11 sites will close permanently at 7 p.m. Sites are located in Ashland, Berlin, Claremont, Concord, Keene, Laconia, Manchester, Nashua, Rochester, Salem and Stratham. The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services said demand for vaccines has dropped significantly since the start of the year, so there is no need to keep state-run sites operating. They were opened during the winter wave of December and January. Since then, New Hampshire has seen a significant drop in COVID-19 cases. On Tuesday, DHHS reported 1,039 active cases in New Hampshire. This is compared to more than 9,300 active cases reported on December 29. State health officials said 70% of eligible Granite Staters have received at least one dose of a vaccine, while 60.9% of eligible Granite Staters are fully vaccinated. Four of the state’s seven mobile vaccination teams will also stop operating after Thursday. You can still request a mobile vaccination clinic or see where the teams are next week by going to vaccines.nh.gov. After the state-run vaccination sites close, you can still get vaccinated at your local hospital. , pharmacy or urgent care center. You can find locations offering the shots by going to the new federal COVID.gov website. The website provides data on vaccines, tests, treatments and masks. It is available in English, Spanish and Simplified Chinese.** City by city: COVID-19 case data | Vaccination data **–

Thursday is the last day for Granite Staters to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine at a state-run vaccination site.

The 11 sites will close permanently at 7 p.m. Sites are located in Ashland, Berlin, Claremont, Concord, Keene, Laconia, Manchester, Nashua, Rochester, Salem and Stratham.

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services said demand for vaccines has dropped significantly since the start of the year, so there is no need to keep state-run sites operating. They were opened during the winter wave of December and January. Since then, New Hampshire has seen a significant drop in COVID-19 cases.

On Tuesday, DHHS reported 1,039 active cases in New Hampshire. This is compared to more than 9,300 active cases reported on December 29. State health officials said 70% of eligible Granite Staters have received at least one dose of the vaccine, while 60.9% of eligible Granite Staters are fully vaccinated.

Four of the state’s seven mobile vaccination teams will also stop operating after Thursday. You can always request a mobile vaccination clinic or see where the teams will be next week by going to vaccines.nh.gov.

After the state-run vaccination sites close, you can still get vaccinated at your local hospital, pharmacy or urgent care center. You can find locations offering the shots by going to the new federal COVID.gov website. The website provides data on vaccines, tests, treatments and masks. It is available in English, Spanish and Simplified Chinese.

** City by city: Data on COVID-19 cases | Vaccination data **

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