Jan 21 Update – Vaccine

I am sorry that is been a month since an update. It has been tumultuous and busy. Friday 1/21 is a big day. New Hampshire residents age 65 and older can begin scheduling their vaccinations.

If you have tested positive and need to know what to do, go to https://www.nh.gov/covid19/resources-guidance/self-isolation.htm

If you have been exposed, go to https://www.nh.gov/covid19/resources-guidance/self-quarantine.htm

Summary of phases 1-3 https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/covid19/documents/covid19-vaccine-allocation-plan-summary.pdf


Vaccine update:


New Hampshire residents age 65 and older can begin signing up for COVID-19 vaccines starting tomorrow (Friday) at 8 a.m.

The state is encouraging people to use a dedicated website, vaccines.nh.gov.

After filling out basic information, residents will be provided a link to then schedule appointments at sites statewide. Communication from the state will come via email.

Those without internet access can call 2-1-1.

Also eligible for vaccines starting tomorrow are people younger than 65 who have two or more serious health conditions. Those residents need to go through their medical providers to get vaccinated.

State officials are asking for patience, as New Hampshire is only receiving about 17,000 doses of the vaccine each week from the federal government.

– Todd Bookman

Vaccine Access, Distribution, & Effectiveness: Q&A With N.H. Dept. Of Health & Human Services


The Exchange spoke with Dr. Beth Daly, Chief of the Bureau of Infectious Disease Control at the N.H. DHHS, Dr. Benjamin Chan, the state epidemiologist, and Dr. Elizabeth Talbot, the state deputy epidemiologist, about COVID-19 vaccine access and safety. 

You can listen to the full conversation with Dr. Daly, and with Dr. Chan and Dr. Talbot

How to tell when you get the vaccine

Go to https://www.nh.gov/covid19/. There you will find some tools.

“Vaccine Phase Check” is a questionnaire that you can fill out that will tell you which phase you qualify for.

New Hampshire Interim Draft COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

This draft plan is a living document and will be revised as necessary as new information and guidance is known about the vaccine candidates. NH is taking steps to ensure we are ready to receive a vaccine and have a plan that allows for equitable access for every New Hampshire resident.

New Hampshire COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation for All Phases

NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – January 21, 2021

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Thursday, January 21, 2021, DHHS announced 925 new positive test results for COVID-19, for a current PCR test positivity rate of 2.9%. Today’s results include 592 people who tested positive by PCR test and 333 who tested positive by antigen test. There are now 6,204 current COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New Hampshire. Of the results reported today:

  • 1/15: 17 new cases today, for an updated total of 660 cases
  • 1/17: 29 new cases today, for an updated total of 496 cases
  • 1/18: 57 new cases today, for an updated total of 535 cases
  • 1/19: 395 new cases today, for an updated total of 683 cases
  • 1/20: 427 new cases

Test results for previous days are still being processed and the total number of new positives for those days are not yet complete. Updated case counts for prior days will be reflected on the COVID-19 interactive dashboard.

Several cases are still under investigation. Additional information from ongoing investigations will be incorporated into future COVID-19 updates. Of those with complete information, there are one hundred and nineteen individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 51% being female and 49% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (226), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (150), Strafford (74), Merrimack (67), Grafton (63), Cheshire (35), Coos (35), Belknap (30), Carroll (24), and Sullivan counties (13), and in the cities of Manchester (92) and Nashua (82). The county of residence is being determined for thirty-four new cases.

Community-based transmission continues to occur in the State and has been identified in all counties. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases are either associated with an outbreak setting or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced twelve additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

  • 2 male residents of Belknap County, 60 years of age and older
    • 1 female resident of Cheshire County, 60 years of age and older
    • 1 male resident of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age and older
    • 2 female residents of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age and older
    • 4 male residents of Rockingham County, 60 years of age and older
    • 1 male resident of Strafford County, 60 years of age and older
    • 1 male resident of Sullivan County, 60 years of age and older

There are currently 240 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. In New Hampshire since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 60,294 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed.

About Rep. Steven Smith

Steven Smith is a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, serving his 7th term. Rep. Smith currently represents Charlestown, Newport, and Unity. Rep. Smith is the Deputy Speaker of the NH House.
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