Last Updated 1/10/2022
Anyone over the age of 5 is now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
**a parent or guardian must accompany anyone under the age of 18 to their vaccination appointment
Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine has received authorization for children ages 5-11. Clinical trials have shown a smaller dosage, 2-dose series has been extremely effective in protecting children against contracting and becoming severely ill from COVID-19.
COVID-19 vaccines are available through Littleton Urgent Care 7 days a week by appointment. Call Littleton Urgent Care to schedule an appointment - (603) 444-9294 (no appointment is required for all other urgent care services)
Vaccination appointments for adult and pediatric first and second doses as well as booster doses for those eligible are available through Littleton Urgent Care. Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson are all available. If you have a preference, please let our staff know at the time of scheduling your appointment.
Anyone over the age of 12 who received Pfizer for their initial COVID-19 vaccination series and is at least 5 months out from their second dose is eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster. Anyone who received Moderna for their initial COVID-19 vaccination series is eligible to receive a booster 6 months following their second dose. Anyone who received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is eligible to receive booster dose 2 months after the initial vaccine. Please be sure to bring your vaccination card with you to your appointment for second doses and booster doses.
If you are at LRH for an appointment and are interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, please speak with a member of your care team.
Vaccine Administration at LRH
A parent or legal guardian is required to provide consent for anyone under the age of 18. Please remember to wear something that will allow us to easily access your arm for vaccination. Masks are required at all times.
Following vaccination, you will be required to remain for at least 15 minutes of observation by a clinical team member. Anyone with a history of previous reactions will be asked to stay for 30 minutes of observation.
Two of the three COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use require two doses to complete immunization. Patients will automatically be scheduled for their second dose following their first-dose appointment. Patients will be given an appointment card with second-dose appointment information at the time of receiving their first dose. Please remember to bring your vaccine card with you to your second-dose appointment.
People with moderately to severely compromised immune systems may not build the same level of immunity to a 2-dose vaccine series compared to people who are not immunocompromised. Therefore, these individuals may benefit from an additional dose to make sure they have enough protection against COVID-19. This is not the same as a booster dose which is given when the immune response to a primary vaccine series is likely to have waned over time.
Who needs an additional dose?
- Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
- Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
- Advanced or untreated HIV infection
- Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response
If you meet one or more of the criteria above, you should talk to your healthcare provider about your medical condition and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for you.
If you meet the qualifications to receive an additional dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and wish to do so, please call Littleton Urgent Care at (603) 444-9294 to schedule an appointment.
A booster dose is administered to help increase protection when the immune response to a primary vaccine series is likely to have waned over time. Booster doses are not a different vaccine than what individuals received earlier this year, although the dosage amount may differ depending on the vaccine you receive. Initial reports indicate side effects following a COVID-19 booster are similar to what an individual experienced following their initial vaccination series. If you have questions about COVID-19 boosters and whether or not you should receive one, please speak with your healthcare provider.
If you are at LRH for an appointment in any of our Physician Practices and are eligible to receive a booster dose, let your provider know you are interested and we can administer the vaccine while you are here.
Please note, to receive a COVID-19 booster, you must have your vaccination card with you so we can confirm the recommended amount of time has passed since your last dose and which vaccine you received for your initial series. Recent guidance suggests COVID-19 vaccines may be used interchangeably for booster doses, but we must still confirm which vaccine you initially received to confirm the appropriate dosage amount and time from your first series. If you do not have your card, please contact the State of New Hampshire by calling 2-1-1.
For individuals who initially received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, it is recommended that you receive an mRNA dose for your booster (either Pfizer or Moderna) to achieve greater protection. If you would prefer to receive Johnson & Johnson for your booster dose, please indicate this while making your appointment.
Urgent Care Center
The Alpine Clinic