CONCORD - Governor Sununu's Office announced on Monday that just under 200,000 Granite Staters had already signed up for Phase 1B vaccination which begin today.
"The rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine is one of the largest logistical undertakings our state has ever faced," said Gov. Sununu. "Our teams are working around the clock and our systems have worked as designed and ahead of schedule. New Hampshire is ready to administer the vaccinations as fast as the federal government supplies it."
The state currently receives an average shipment of 17,000 doses per week, and Sununu said if production and shipments increase, appointment slots will be moved up. As of now, he said more than 60 percent of those who signed up have already scheduled locations and times for their first shot.
"All eligible individuals within Phase 1B are guaranteed to be scheduled for an appointment time," said Perry Plummer, who has been appointed to manage vaccine rollout. "While appointments are currently being made into March and April, we urge folks to take the earliest appointment slot available and to remain patient."
Following registration on vaccines.nh.gov, individuals will receive an email within 3-5 days to schedule their vaccination appointment. Medically vulnerable individuals must be referred by their primary care physician, and will receive an email within 3-5 days of the referral having been made.
The 2-1-1 Call Center continues to field a high volume of calls, having processed 27,327 calls since Friday, January 22. Callers are asked to remain patient and expect wait times.
Meanwhile, DHHS announced 434 new positive test results for COVID-19, including 52 minors and 43 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 62,768
Recovered 56,151 (89%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19 990 (2%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases 5,627
Current Hospitalizations 230