COVID-19 Vaccine Updates
Updated: January 18, 2021
Mid-State is partnering with the New Hampshire Public Health Network to help coordinate vaccinations for Mid-State patients. We strongly encourage everyone to get vaccinated to help protect themselves and the community from COVID-19.
Phase 1-B has been announced for COVID-19 Vaccination. Patients in Phase 1-B can sign up for the vaccinations on vaccines.nh.gov starting 1/22/21 at 8:00 AM. Vaccinations are expected to start on 1/26/21 for this phase.
Important Instructions for Phase 1-B:
- If you are 65 or older, you may sign up for the vaccine at vaccines.nh.gov starting January 22nd.
- Phase 1-B will offer vaccine to people over age 65, those with chronic medical conditions, or developmental disabilities.
- If you are under age 65 and think you may qualify for the Phase 1-B vaccinations by having two or more of the conditions listed, please contact Mid-State at 603-536-4000 to see if you qualify.
- If you qualify, we will submit your name and you should receive an email from VAMS (Vaccine Administration Management System) within 5 days that allows you to make a vaccine appointment.
Underlying Medical Conditions (Adapted from the CDC) Include:
Phase 1b: Two or more conditions
Phase 3a: One or more conditions
Chronic Kidney Disease
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
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 < 40 kg/m Severe Obesity (body > 40 kg/m)
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.
WHAT YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW
Check this page for the latest updates on the vaccine at Mid-State
Continue to keep each other safe.
Please continue to keep each other safe and limit the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.
• Wear a mask when in public places
• Wash your hands often
• Practice social distancing
Avoid calling you provider’s office directly for information about the vaccine.
We will share information with you as it becomes available.
For questions about COVID-19, including vaccinations:
Call 603-271-5980 or 2-1-1
- There are currently 13 sites throughout New Hampshire, including one in Plymouth, open for vaccinations and Mid-State may also become a site in the future. We will update you regularly on this webpage with information on when and how to schedule a vaccination.
- The Moderna vaccine is being used at these community sites and the Pfizer vaccine is reserved for hospital healthcare staff.
- Side effects so far have been minimal except for a small number of allergic reactions.
- Everyone is eligible to get the vaccine except those with a history of severe allergic reactions to vaccines. Other medical conditions or allergies are not a problem. Anyone who is pregnant should discuss the vaccine with their physician.
- Some protection from COVID-19 starts about 2 weeks after the first shot, but a second shot is needed to be fully protected. Vaccinations must be repeated in 4 weeks for Moderna and 3 weeks for Pfizer.
- If you have had COVID-19, you should wait 14 days before getting the vaccine (90 days if you were given antibody treatment).
- The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are 94-95% effective in preventing COVID-19 and are our most effective way to stop the pandemic.
- Mask wearing and social distancing precautions will still be needed after you are vaccinated until the CDC has determined that the pandemic has been brought under control.