Vaccine Now Available for Home Care & Hospice Staff

Time to Register for Vaccinations!

On December 24th, NH DHHS released information for ambulatory care workers to register online for vaccination appointments at fixed sited locations. This group includes home care, hospice,

and personal care workers with direct patient contact.

How to Register:

First review the NH COVID-19 Vaccination Allocation Guidelines for Phase 1a. This enables you as a health care provider to categorize yourself into Most-At-Risk, Moderate Risk and Lowest Risk, giving examples and guidance on who qualifies for which category. We have limited doses of vaccine coming into our state and we need your help to ensure that we have enough doses for those at Most-Risk first. Once we have completed vaccinating Most-Risk health workers in these categories (estimated to take 3-4 weeks, starting 12/28), we will start vaccinating those at Moderate-Risk. Those at Lowest-Risk will be vaccinated in a later phase.

New Hampshire Phase 1A

If you’re a high-risk health care worker, first responder or resident of a long-term care facility, then you may be among the roughly 110,000 people eligible for vaccination during Phase 1A of New Hampshire’s rollout.

Vaccinations under Phase 1A began in mid December. Officials expect to finish offering everyone in Phase 1A their first of two vaccine doses by mid to late January, allowing New Hampshire to invite the next group to be vaccinated, Daly said.

Vaccines are currently being offered under Phase 1A in a variety of settings, including hospitals, state-run sites and vaccination clinics operated by CVS and Walgreens for residents of long-term care sites. These vaccines aren’t available to the general public.

How many doses of the vaccine are available in New Hampshire?

According to the latest data from the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, 53,675 doses have been distributed to vaccination sites, and 30,035 have been administered to people.

Officials have said about 18,000 more doses are expected each subsequent week for now.

For the latest vaccine data, which is being updated by the state weekly, visit our COVID-19 data tracker.

Who has been vaccinated so far?

We’re currently in “phase 1a” of the state’s vaccination plan, which includes people considered the most at risk for COVID-19: health care workers, first responders, and people associated with long-term care settings.

According to state data, 21,126 of them have been vaccinated as of Dec. 31, out of over 100,000 total people included in that group. That includes:

  • 5,065 people associated with the pharmacy partnership program for long-term care facilities;
  • 13,366 people associated with hospitals;
  • 2,253 people who were vaccinated at state-managed vaccination sites (like first responders and other health workers);
  • 153 people at regional public health network sites;
  • 289 others (residents and staff of the New Hampshire Veterans’ Home, and health care workers at prisons).

State data for how those vaccines are administered is available only by vaccination site, not by population.

The state is currently far behind its goal to immunize the more than 100,000 people in this first group by the end of January. State health officials say the 13 state vaccination sites that have recently opened up across the state will speed the pace of inoculation and eventually be able to deliver 25,000 shots per week.

How fast is New Hampshire vaccinating its residents?

Based on the available data, the state gave about 9,850 shots per week in its first few weeks of vaccine distribution.

New Hampshire appears to be administering vaccines at a similar rate to other states in the region, according to CDC data. New Hampshire has vaccinated 2.2 percent of the state’s population, a similar share to almost every other state in New England, and slightly more than Massachusetts.