September 23, 2021

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State may soon transition vaccinations to more pharmacies, health centers

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Granite Staters may soon be able to pick up a gallon of milk and a COVID-19 vaccination at the same time, with 100 new vaccination locations coming online over the next few weeks.State officials said Wednesday they plan to phase out the fixed vaccination sites in the coming months. One of those sites, on the campus of Southern New Hampshire University, was vaccinating people in a drive-thru operation.U.S. Rep. Chris Pappas, D-New Hampshire, toured the location before getting the shot himself.”I registered on Monday. One of the benefits of being 40 is I could register on Monday,” Pappas said. “And I was surprised to find out there was an appointment available Wednesday morning.”Changes are coming to where people can go for their shot, with Walmart, Shaw’s and Hannaford are adding vaccine clinics soon.”So, all of that is really exciting,” said Perry Plummer, who is leading the state’s vaccine response ream. “The doses are going up, and we have the capacity to put needles in the arms, so that is just expediting everything.”Officials said 56,000 Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, along with a large shipment of Johnson & Johnson vaccines, are coming to New Hampshire this week. Perry said the large sites will soon transition to the partner locations.”At some point, the supersites and the fixed sites will shrink, and it will go back into health care systems,” he said. “This is all a part of that transition and part of that convenience.”In another change, Walgreens is phasing out Moderna and will only carry Pfizer in the next week or so, Plummer said.Independent drugstore Fisherville Pharmacy in Concord is getting 100 doses starting April 5. “We are up on the VINI site now, and we are already booked out for two months already,” said Mackenzie Schroeder, of Fisherville Pharmacy. “We filled up super fast, which is great.”Second appointments are made on the spot, and if a person needs to change that appointment, the change can be made in VINI. Plummer recommends choosing a fixed site location to make sure the right brand of vaccine is in stock.

Granite Staters may soon be able to pick up a gallon of milk and a COVID-19 vaccination at the same time, with 100 new vaccination locations coming online over the next few weeks.

State officials said Wednesday they plan to phase out the fixed vaccination sites in the coming months. One of those sites, on the campus of Southern New Hampshire University, was vaccinating people in a drive-thru operation.

U.S. Rep. Chris Pappas, D-New Hampshire, toured the location before getting the shot himself.

“I registered on Monday. One of the benefits of being 40 is I could register on Monday,” Pappas said. “And I was surprised to find out there was an appointment available Wednesday morning.”

Changes are coming to where people can go for their shot, with Walmart, Shaw’s and Hannaford are adding vaccine clinics soon.

“So, all of that is really exciting,” said Perry Plummer, who is leading the state’s vaccine response ream. “The doses are going up, and we have the capacity to put needles in the arms, so that is just expediting everything.”

Officials said 56,000 Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, along with a large shipment of Johnson & Johnson vaccines, are coming to New Hampshire this week. Perry said the large sites will soon transition to the partner locations.

“At some point, the supersites and the fixed sites will shrink, and it will go back into health care systems,” he said. “This is all a part of that transition and part of that convenience.”

In another change, Walgreens is phasing out Moderna and will only carry Pfizer in the next week or so, Plummer said.

Independent drugstore Fisherville Pharmacy in Concord is getting 100 doses starting April 5.

“We are up on the VINI site now, and we are already booked out for two months already,” said Mackenzie Schroeder, of Fisherville Pharmacy. “We filled up super fast, which is great.”

Second appointments are made on the spot, and if a person needs to change that appointment, the change can be made in VINI. Plummer recommends choosing a fixed site location to make sure the right brand of vaccine is in stock.

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