First COVID vaccine shipment arrives in state, to go to frontline health care workers

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Workers unpack the first shipment of a COVID-19 vaccine that arrived today in Concord. (Courtesy)

CONCORD - The first shipment of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine arrived in the State of New Hampshire today.

It is currently being unloaded, processed, and prepared for immediate distribution to at-risk health workers, including front line clinical staff providing direct patient care.
"New Hampshire is ready to hit the ground running to do our part in delivering this game-changing vaccine," Governor Chris Sununu stated. "It is an all-hands-on-deck effort for one of the most important undertakings in the history of our state. The state stands ready to get to work and distribute this life-saving vaccine to the citizens of our state."

Meanwhile, DHHS announced 722 new positive test results for COVID-19 on Sunday, including 95 minors 54 from Strafford County.

DHHS also announced three additional deaths related to COVID-19, all over 60.

NH COVID-19 Summary Report

NH Persons with COVID-19 30,956

Recovered 23,793 (77%)

Deaths Attributed to COVID-19 603 (2%)

Total Current COVID-19 Cases 6,560

Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19 861 (3%)

Current Hospitalizations 251

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