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NH Motor Speedway Mass Vaccination Site

Earlier this month, New Hampshire opened their first mass vaccination site, aiming to vaccinate 10,000 residents with the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The vaccination site is being held at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH. Experienced with handling large crowds and traffic, Governor Chris Sununu said, “the New Hampshire Motor Speedway is the perfect place to do it.” With the hope to begin Phase 2 soon, Gov. Sununu is also urging local citizens with first-dose vaccine appointments in April to reschedule their appointments to sometime this past weekend or today. The vaccines are available by appointment only, so those who are looking to schedule a time should call their 211 hotline, (WMUR).
The vaccine site opened on Saturday, March 6th, at 8 AM, and is running through March 8th. Around 11,000 of the newly approved Johnson & Johnson vaccines, which are only available to individuals 18 and older, were received by the state, pushing the creation of this mass vaccination site in order to take advantage of the available doses, (NHPR).
NH is currently in Phase 1b of their vaccination plan which includes residents 65 and older, the medically vulnerable, citizens with mental or physical disabilities, as well as staff or residents of residential facilities. In addition, those working in correctional facilities and any health workers or first responders who are yet to be vaccinated are available to make an appointment. Their next phase, Phase 2a, which is planned to start with the vaccine sign-up process on March 12th, would include educators of children in kindergarten through grade twelve and child care workers, before residents between the ages of 50 and 64, (NHPR).
Independent from the New Hampshire Motor Speedway mass vaccination site, all veterans enrolled in the Veterans Affairs Medical System are now eligible to be vaccinated, regardless of age. Their caregivers who are part of the formal caregiver program can also be vaccinated if they go into the VA with the veteran they care for.