COVID Vaccine Latest Update

Last Updated: January 21, 2021

Lamprey Health Care plans to offer the COVID vaccine on-site; however, we are unsure when we will receive the vaccine. To avoid any delay, we encourage those eligible to receive the vaccine in Phase 1b (65 years and older) to register with the State to receive the vaccine at one of the state-run vaccination sites. This way, you may receive the vaccination sooner.

We are sharing information regarding the State of NH’s vaccine distribution plan, below. 

 

Registration Information for Those in Phase 1b

The State of NH will begin Phase 1b of their vaccine allocation plan on January 26. Those who qualify may register for the vaccine starting Friday, January 22.

Phase 1b Qualifications Vaccine Registration Instructions
NH Residents 65 and over

Beginning January 22 at 8 am, register to schedule your vaccination at https://vaccines.nh.gov

Register for Vaccine
NH residents under 65 who have TWO or more high health conditions
  1. Check: View the list of underlying high-risk medical conditions to see if you have 2 or more:
    * Cancer
    * Chronic Kidney Disease
    * Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
    * Down Syndrome
    * Heart Conditions: Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease, or Cardiomyophathies
    * Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
    * Obesity (body mass index of 30 kg/m or higher but < 40 kg/m)
    * Severe obesity (body mass index > 40 kg/m)
    * Pregnancy
    * Sickle Cell Disease
    * Other High Risk Pulmonary Disease
    * Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
  2. Call: If you have 2 or more, call your provider. If your provider confirms you are at significant risk, they will submit authorization to the State.
  3. Wait: The State will then call you to schedule the vaccine at one of the state-run vaccination sites. Please note this process may take 5 days.

    We will also keep patients on our list here at Lamprey Health Care and will reach out when we receive the vaccine. 
All other NH residents Go to vaccines.nh.gov, answer a few questions, and receive information on what phase YOU are in, along with a tentative timeline and further instructions.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can I call for more information?

We appreciate your patience as we work with the State to ensure all our patients receive the vaccine as soon as possible. Please call 2-1-1 if you need any assistance or have questions. The State of NH has created a call center to answer questions and to assist you to register for the COVID vaccine. Please use this service for questions regarding the vaccine registration. This will allow our phone lines to remain open for patients with acute health concerns.

When can I get the vaccine?

The State of New Hampshire has instituted a phased approach for distribution. We are currently in Phase 1a which calls for the vaccination of at-risk health workers, residents of long-term care facilities, and first responders. Phase 1b will begin on January 26. If you fall in the 1b category, you may schedule your vaccine on/after January 22, 8am, by visiting https://vaccines.nh.gov

To find out what Phase you are eligible to receive the vaccine, visit https://vaccines.nh.gov and answer a few questions.

NH Vaccine Timeline

What are the Phases for the COVID-19 Vaccine in NH?

 

What are the Conditions that Put Me at Higher Risk?

If you have 2 or more of the following conditions, you may qualify to receive the vaccine during Phase 1b. These conditions include:

Where can I get the vaccine if not available at Lamprey Health Care?

From the NH DHHS Website: “For Phase 1a, the vaccine will be provided by hospitals for their health workers, CVS and Walgreens for long term care facilities, and at 13 fixed sites throughout NH for first responders and health workers not working for a hospital and for those long term care facilities not enrolled with CVS or Walgreens. In future phases, the vaccine will be available in New Hampshire through health care providers, pharmacies, and special vaccination clinics, depending on your risk for disease.

Should I get the vaccine?

If you have questions on whether you should get the vaccine, discuss these with your health professional. Here are 8 Things To Know about the U.S. COVID-19 Vaccination Program from the CDC.

Why is it taking so long?

Manufacturers of the approved vaccines are working to distribute them as quickly as possible. Although it may be several months before it’s your turn to receive the vaccine, we ask for your patience. Please know it is being distributed in a fair and equitable manner that follows the guidance of the CDC and prioritizes those at highest risk. We know it’s hard to wait. There’s always a chance the manufacturing and distribution process will take less time than predicted. But please know we will keep you informed at every step of the way and share what we know when we know it.

But I’m at high risk. What should I do while I’m waiting for the vaccine?

You should continue to follow all guidelines from the CDC which include:

Which Vaccines are being administered?

Although we don’t know which vaccines we will receive, there are two vaccines currently approved by the FDA. The Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine and the Moderna Vaccine.  Both vaccines require two doses.

Where can I get more information?

I saw information from a local news source with additional information. Do you have that information?

Here are links to articles/stories from local news sources that may be of interest.