Schedule Your Vaccine or Booster
To schedule an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or booster dose, please call Littleton Urgent Care at 603-444-9294. Urgent Care will take your information over the phone and schedule your appointment. Please bring a valid photo ID and current COVID-19 Vaccination Card to your appointment.
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. North Country Primary Care can be reached at 603-444-7070, Monday-Friday, 8 AM – 4 PM.
Last updated May 11, 2022
LRH COVID-19 Information
Expanded testing leads to early intervention and better community surveillance, which are key in controlling the spread of COVID-19. We continue to adjust our testing strategy to best serve our community and surrounding areas. We are offering several testing options, including a rapid 15-minute test for symptomatic patients. Please note, a provider order is required to receive COVID-19 testing at LRH.
How to Access Testing at LRH
- To make arrangements for testing, please contact LRH Urgent Care at 603-444-9294. Urgent Care is open for testing 7 days a week, 8 AM – 4:30 PM.
- Pre-registration is required to receive testing.
- Please bring insurance information and your current COVID-19 Vaccination Card with you for testing.
- Masks are required to receive testing. We ask that you remain in your vehicle while waiting and during sample collection or until instructed otherwise by a staff member.
- Please note, that as demand for COVID-19 testing fluctuates, we will continue to transition testing services between drive-up and Littleton Urgent Care as needed. COVID-19 vaccines will continue to be administered through Littleton Urgent Care until further notice.
Costs & Insurance
Most health insurance providers will cover the cost of testing for symptomatic patients or asymptomatic patients with concern for exposure. We encourage you to contact your health insurance to determine whether your specific plan will cover the cost of testing. Uninsured NH patients may be eligible for the NH Easy Testing Program. Please provide your insurance information at the time of testing and/or when planning for testing.
If you test positive for COVID-19, you will receive detailed instructions about your home care. If you have received positive test results and do not have a primary care provider, please call us at 603-444-9294 so we can help you manage your care.
CDC Vaccine Updates
Registration for COVID-19 vaccination is open to all individuals over the age of 5. A parent or guardian must accompany anyone under the age of 18 to their vaccination appointment
To schedule an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, please call 603-444-9294. We will take all of your information over the phone and schedule your appointment. Please bring a valid photo ID with you to your vaccination appointment.
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.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine full approval for people age 16 and older in late August 2021. Full approval is expected for Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine soon. Until now, all three COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use were issued under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).
For more information about who is eligible to receive a booster dose, please visit COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots | CDC.
Vaccine Administration at LRH
A valid photo ID for each person receiving the vaccine is required. 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.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that individuals with moderately to severely compromised immune systems receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 28 days after the second dose of Pfizer or Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine. This recommendation does not apply to those who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
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, and 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, 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.
Please note, that the following information only pertains to individuals who initially received doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. Information for recipients of Moderna is expected to be released before the end of the month. There is no booster recommendation for recipients of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
If you received Pfizer’s 2-dose series of the COVID-19 vaccine and it has been at least 6 months since your second dose, you may qualify to receive a booster dose now.
The CDC strongly recommends a booster dose 6 months after the initial vaccine series of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for the following groups:
- People over 65 years old
- People over 18 who live in long-term care settings
- People ages 50-64 with underlying medical conditions (see link below for list)
The following groups may receive a booster dose 6 months after their initial vaccine series of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine:
- People ages 18-49 with underlying conditions (see link below for list)
- People ages 18-64 with increased risk of exposure or transmission due to occupational or institutional settings (see link below for more information)
A booster dose is administered to help increase protection when the immune response to a primary vaccine series is likely to have waned. Booster doses are not a different vaccine than what individuals received earlier this year. The composition of the vaccine has not changed. You are still considered fully immunized after completing the 2-dose series. Initial reports show individuals can expect similar side effects following the booster to what they experienced with their second dose.
Contact Littleton Urgent Care at 603-444-9294 to schedule an appointment to receive your booster dose. Clinics are Tuesdays and Fridays, but other accommodations are made if these days do not work for you. If you are at LRH for an appointment in any of our Physician Practices and qualify to receive a booster dose, let your provider know you are interested and we can administer the vaccine while you are here.
You MUST have your COVID-19 vaccine card with you so we can confirm you received Pfizer and are at least 6 months post the second dose. We cannot administer a booster dose without proof you meet these two criteria.
If you do not have your card, please contact the State of New Hampshire by calling 2-1-1. We must be able to confirm you received Pfizer and the date of your second dose before we can administer a booster. If you did not receive your initial doses at LRH, we cannot look you up in our system.
For a complete list of qualifying medical conditions, view People with Certain Medical Conditions.
For more information about who is eligible to receive a booster dose, please visit COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots | CDC.
ELIGIBLE FOR 2 BOOSTERS:
- Adults ages 50 years and older
- People ages 12 years and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised
- People who got 2 doses (1 primary dose and 1 booster) of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine
Learn when you can get your 2nd booster below and what you should consider.
Getting a 2nd COVID-19 Vaccine Booster
People in certain groups or situations are now eligible to get a 2nd COVID-19 booster. If you are eligible, it is up to you whether to get a 2nd booster right now, based on the benefits and risks of a 2nd booster. Your healthcare provider can help you review your options. Here are factors [70 KB, 1 page] to think about as you consider the 2nd booster.
Are you eligible?
Right now, you are eligible for a 2nd COVID-19 booster if you:
- Are 50 years of age or older and got your 1st booster at least 4 months ago
- Are 12 years of age or older, and are moderately or severely immunocompromised, and got your 1st booster at least 4 months ago
- Are 18 years of age or older and got 2 doses of J&J/Janssen vaccine at least 4 months ago
If you are eligible (see above), are you (or is someone you live with) more likely to get very sick from COVID-19 or be exposed to the virus?
Certain factors can make it more likely that someone will get very sick from COVID-19 or be exposed:
- Being moderately or severely immunocompromised
- Being more likely to be exposed to COVID-19 through your job, where you live, or other factors (such as frequent travel or large gatherings)
- Being in an area with medium to high COVID-19 community levels
- Living with someone who is unvaccinated
If you are eligible, can you wait?
Even if you are eligible for a 2nd booster, you may consider waiting to get a 2nd booster if you:
- Had COVID-19 within the past 3 months
- Feel that getting a 2nd booster now would make you not want to get another booster in the future (a 2nd booster may be more important in the fall of 2022, or if a new vaccine for a future COVID-19 variant becomes available)
If You Get a 2nd Booster
- Make sure it has been at least 4 months since your 1st COVID-19 booster.
- Remember that 2nd boosters can only be Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech (and for people ages 12 to 17 years, only Pfizer-BioNTech).
You can self-attest that you have a moderately or severely weakened immune system. This means you do not need any documentation that you have a weakened immune system to get a COVID-19 vaccine (including boosters) wherever they are offered.
CDC Quarantine guidelines including a quarantine interactive isolation calculator:
Current Visitor Policy
As of March 7, 2022, Littleton Regional Healthcare has resumed its normal visitor policy with no restrictions.
Sauter Birthing Suite Visitor Guidelines (Updated 5/11/22)
- 3 visitors are allowed in the room with a laboring patient. These visitors can switch, but no more than 3 in the room with the patient at any time. Others may wait in the family room.
- 1 person can spend the night (after delivery).
- Quiet hours will be from 1 PM – 4 PM each day to allow moms to rest.
- Visiting hours with couples will follow hospital visiting hours and concludes at 8 PM.
- Please no visitors under the age of 12 years, unless siblings to the new baby.
What to Expect When You Arrive at LRH
Upon visiting LRH, you will immediately notice several distinct changes to our facility. These measures will remain in place for the foreseeable future to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. We continue to make resources available online, including virtual tours of the Sauter Birthing Suite and Virtual Joint Camp with the Alpine Clinic.
The precautions we are taking to ensure the safety of our staff and patients include but are not limited to:
- Universal mask requirements for all patients, staff members, and visitors
- Pre-screening measures for everyone entering our facility
- Following strict cleaning and disinfecting procedures
- Securing an ample supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for our staff
- Expansion of telemedicine capabilities and virtual visit offerings
Ways to Stay Connected While at LRH
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Safety & Screening
Before entry to our facility, you will be asked a series of questions at one of our mandatory screening checkpoints. An LRH staff member will take your temperature, provide you with a mask if you do not already have one, and ask about your current condition.
Each entrance to our facility serves as a Mandatory Screening Checkpoint.
- The Mandatory Screening Checkpoint for the Main Entrance/Emergency Department is located just outside of the entrance.
- The Mandatory Screening Checkpoint for LRH’s Medical Office is at the desk in the Main Lobby of the Medical Office Building.
- The Mandatory Screening Checkpoint for Littleton Urgent Care is located inside the vestibule of the urgent care entrance.
Please wait to be screened by the attendant before proceeding to your appointment or continuing further into the building. We have put signs and other mechanisms in place to help direct traffic flow.
The Mandatory Screening Checkpoint for LRH’s Medical Office Building is open from 5:45 am until 6 pm Monday through Friday. After 6 pm, please report to the Littleton Urgent Care entrance for screening and entrance to the facility. A Littleton Urgent Care staff member will greet you.
The Mandatory Screening Checkpoint for Littleton Urgent Care is open Monday through Friday, 8 am until 8 pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 9 am until 8 pm. There will be no entry through the Medical Office Building permitted during weekend hours.
The Mandatory Screening Checkpoint for the Main Entrance/Emergency Department is staffed 24/7.
Masks are also required before entering our facility. Please be sure your mask is on prior to entering the building and remains on throughout your time in our care. The screener will provide masks for those that do not have one of their own.
If you are presenting with any respiratory symptoms, we will redirect you to our Emergency Department Respiratory Treatment Area (ERTA).
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Surgery and Procedures
LRH has resumed many of the services and programs that you rely on for your family’s healthcare. This includes surgical and endoscopy procedures initially postponed because of COVID-19.
Under NH DHHD’s re-opening guidelines, we have taken every necessary precaution to resume these medical services safely.
As part of your pre-op care, you may be required to undergo a COVID-19 test to ensure you do not have the virus ahead of your scheduled surgery/procedure. The decision is made with your surgeon or endoscopist and considers risks based on your scheduled procedure or surgery.
North Country Pharmacy
North Country Pharmacy remains open Monday through Friday, 8 AM – 6 PM so that you can fill or refill your prescriptions. We have put precautions in place to ensure the safety of everyone entering our facility. You will only find this level of protection at LRH. The following measures are being taken to keep you safe:
- Universal mask requirements
- Screening before entry
- Mandatory physical distancing
- Curbside service available
When you visit North Country Pharmacy, you can have peace of mind that your well-being is of the greatest importance.
To access Outpatient Lab Services, report to the Mandatory Screening Checkpoint outside of the Main Entrance/Emergency Department. Following the screening process, proceed through the Main Entrance where a staff member will assist you with registration.
No appointments are necessary for almost all Outpatient Lab Services. Services are available Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
What is COVID-19?
Coronavirus Disease 2019, commonly referred to as COVID-19, is a respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in people and many species of animals. This new virus is closely related to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) which also led to global outbreaks. Since the initial outbreak of COVID-19 in Wuhan, China in late December of 2019, governments and health organizations around the globe have worked tirelessly to understand the new virus and implement measures to help stop the spread.
The list of symptoms associated with COVID-19 continues to grow as scientists and industry experts discover more about the new virus. Individuals with COVID-19 have experienced a wide variety of symptoms and some appear asymptomatic. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk of developing more serious complications from COIVD 19 illness.
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. As of early May 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reports the following as possible symptoms of COVID-19:
- Sore throat
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- New loss of taste or smell
- Muscle or body aches
- Congestion or runny nose
Those with COVID-19 may experience some or all of the above symptoms. This list is not all-inclusive as less common symptoms such as gastrointestinal symptoms, like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, have been reported.
It is important to monitor your symptoms closely and seek medical attention immediately if sudden changes occur or if your condition suddenly worsens.
When to Seek Emergency Care
Look for emergency warning signs* for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately.
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- Additional confusion
- Inability to wake or stay awake
- Bluish lips or face
*This list is not all symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.
To schedule a virtual visit with our Littleton Urgent Care, call 603-444-9294 or call your primary care provider.
At Littleton Regional Healthcare, we are prepared to safely and effectively care for you should you contract COVID-19. Treatments for COVID-19, such as antiviral and monoclonal antibody treatments, are available at LRH and early intervention is proven to make a difference in a patient’s recovery and outcome. If you have an active COVID-19 infection and would like to discuss treatment options that may be available to you, please call your LRH primary care provider (PCP). If you do not have a PCP or your PCP is outside of our facility, you can call 603-444-9294 to speak with an Urgent Care Provider. Please note, LRH is following guidance issued by the FDA and CDC regarding the use of antiviral and monoclonal antibody treatments for COVID-19.
How COVID 19 Spreads
COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly through close contact from person to person. Some people without symptoms may spread the virus. We are still learning about how the virus spreads and the severity of the illness it causes.
The virus is thought to spread mainly
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks.
- These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
- People who are not showing symptoms may spread COVID-19.
The virus does not spread easily in other ways and these are not thought to be the major ways the virus spreads, but we are still learning more about this virus.
- From touching surfaces or objects. It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes.
- From animals to people. The risk of COVID-19 spreading from animals to people is considered low.
- From people to animals. The virus that causes COVID-19 can spread from people to animals in some situations.
CDC is aware of a few pets worldwide, including cats and dogs, reported to be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, mostly after close contact with people with COVID-19.
Good hand hygiene is vital to your protection against any virus or disease. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. Use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol when soap and water are not readily available.
For the public, CDC recommends wearing gloves when you are cleaning or caring for someone who is sick. In most other situations, like running errands, wearing gloves is unnecessary. Instead, practice everyday preventive actions like washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds (or using a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol).
Wearing gloves when using a shopping cart or using an ATM will not protect you from getting COVID-19 and may still lead to the spread of germs.
Physical Distancing is important in controlling the spread of COVID-19. Maintaining at least 6 feet of space between you and others can help protect you from being exposed to the virus.
We are proud of our community’s efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. It is important that everyone continues to follow recommendations made by the CDC and health officials. You will notice physical distancing signs in place throughout our organization. Thank you for your patience and cooperation with physical distancing during these challenging few months.
Masks have also been recommended to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The CDC encourages the use of cloth face-covering in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, such as in grocery stores or pharmacies. Masks should cover your mouth and nostrils and fit firmly to your face.
LRH will continue to provide masks at our entrances for those who do not already have one when seeking care throughout our organization. If you are a patient at LRH or one of the limited number of visitors we are allowing at LRH, please note that all individuals will be wearing masks while in our facility, including our staff. We continue to work hard to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and want to keep our patients, limited visitors, and staff, safe. Thank you for your understanding of the work we are doing at LRH to keep everyone safe from COVID-19.
Routine cleaning and disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces can help avoid exposure to germs and viruses.
- Wear reusable or disposable gloves for routine cleaning and disinfection.
- Clean surfaces using soap and water, then use disinfectant.
- Cleaning with soap and water reduces the number of germs, dirt, and impurities on the surface. Disinfecting kills germs on surfaces.
- Practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces. High-touch surfaces include:
Tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, sinks, etc.
Social distancing means keeping space between yourself and other people outside of your home. To practice social distancing:
- Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people
- Do not gather in groups
- Stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings
Besides everyday steps to prevent COVID-19, keeping a space between you and others is one of the best tools we have to avoid being exposed to this virus and slowing its spread locally and across the country and world.
Limit close contact with others outside your household in indoor and outdoor spaces. Since people can spread the virus before they know they are sick, it is important to stay away from others when possible, even if you-or they-have no symptoms. Social distancing is especially important for people who are at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19.
Social distancing does not include avoiding healthcare facilities. Postponing routine medical care and delaying chronic disease management can lead to increased risk of complications and worsening of health conditions. LRH has many mechanisms in place to ensure the safety of those in our building and encourages patients to return to seeking routine medical care.
Caring for Someone
If you are caring for someone with COVID-19 at home or in a non-healthcare setting, it is essential to protect yourself and others. The individual(s) in your care may have symptoms or have had tested positive, but are not showing any signs of symptoms.
Provide support and help cover basic needs. Help those who are sick follow the instructions provided to them by a medical professional. In most cases, symptoms last only a few days and people usually felt better after a week.
Watch for warning signs and seek medical attention if conditions worsen or rapidly change and monitor your own health for developing symptoms.
Protect yourself when caring for someone who is sick by:
- Limiting contact
- Eating in separate rooms or areas
- Avoiding the sharing of personal items
- Having the person who is sick wear a mask when around other people
- By the caregiver wearing gloves and a cloth face covering when providing direct care to the person who is sick
- Everyone practicing good hand hygiene by washing their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and avoiding touching their eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
- By cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces and items every day
For more information on caring for someone sick at home please visit: cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/care-for-someone.html
Those at Higher Risk
Those at higher risk of contracting COVID-19 include older adults (65 years and older) and people of any age with underlying medical conditions. They also have an increased chance of developing a more severe reaction to the virus.
Now is the time for getaways and family outings, but this year’s trip may look a little different and certainly requires increased caution and heightened safety measures. It may be necessary to reconsider your original plans and look for safer alternatives to fill your itinerary instead.
Self-isolation following travel may not be necessary but depends on where you went, what you did, who you had contact with, and your vaccination status. Talk to your employer to determine whether you need to self-isolate upon your return. It is important to monitor your health closely once you return. If you are feeling ill or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please call your doctor right away.
Please note, wait at least 48 hours after your return to be tested for COVID-19. Symptoms can be delayed and waiting to be tested allows for the most accurate test results. Various testing options are available to you. Visit our COVID-19 Testing section on this page to learn more. If your business would like to speak to someone about the testing of employees, please call LRH’S Occupational Health Department at 603.444.9294.
What to Expect at Littleton Regional Healthcare
When you visit LRH, you will notice distinct changes in our policies and operations. The safety of our patients and staff is our greatest priority, so we have made adjustments and taken precautions to keep everyone who enters our facility safe. See more under LRH Operations & Visitor Policy on this page.
How can the community help?
The community can help slow the spread of COVID-19 by following recommendations from the CDC and local government officials. Practice physical distancing
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How can area employers help?
LRH’s Occupational Health Department remains available to support businesses in our community. If you would like to discuss COVID-19 testing for your staff, please call us at 603-444-9294.
Our Occupational Health Department remains available for DOT-OSHA exams, Drug & Alcohol testing, pre-employment examinations, and injury treatment services.
Is there a treatment or vaccine for COVID-19?
Please refer to Vaccine Distribution on this page for information related to COVID-19 treatment and vaccination.
Can I be tested?
Please refer to COVID-19 Testing at LRH on this page.
What is a COVID-19 Antibody Test?
What is a COVID-19 Active Infection Test?
What is a PCR test?
Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing remains the primary COVID-19 diagnostic testing method in the United States. This is the same type of test that was used to detect severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) when it first appeared in 2002.
Should I receive testing?
If you are experiencing symptoms or have been exposed to someone who tested positive, you should be tested for COVID-19. If you are returning from travel or are required to receive testing for your job or education, testing is also available to you.
How much does testing cost?
Most health insurance providers will cover the cost of testing for symptomatic patients, but we encourage you to contact your health insurance to determine whether or not your specific plan will cover the cost of testing. Uninsured NH patients may be eligible for the NH Easy Testing Program. Please provide your insurance information at the time of testing and/or when making arrangements for testing.
LRH has expanded our telemedicine capabilities to include virtual visits with any of our medical providers. You can meet with your primary care physician, our specialty providers, or our Emergency Department providers via telephone or video platform.
To schedule a virtual visit with Littleton Urgent Care, call 603-444-9294.
To schedule a virtual visit with your provider, please contact their office directly. For a complete list of our providers, click here.
- Supporting LRH
- Center for Disease Control & Prevention
- Quarantine and Isolation Information
- New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services
- World Health Organization
- LRH Patient Survey
- New Hampshire Hospital Association
- American Hospital Association
- NHEasy Testing program
Information provided by the CDC
COVID-19 information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), can be found by visiting Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Resources include Cases and Data, Long COVID or Post-COVID Conditions, Travel, Boosters, and Quarantine & Isolation.
CDC Recommends Additional Boosters for Certain Individuals - March 29, 2022
From the CDC Website – March 29, 2022
Data continue to show the importance of vaccination and booster doses to protect individuals both from infection and severe outcomes of COVID-19. For adults and adolescents eligible for a first booster dose, these shots are safe and provide substantial benefit. During the recent Omicron surge, those who were boosted were 21-times less likely to die from COVID-19 compared to those who were unvaccinated, and 7-times less likely to be hospitalized. CDC continues to recommend that all eligible adults, adolescents, and children 5 and older be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines, which includes getting an initial booster when eligible.
Following FDA’s regulatory actionexternal icon today, CDC is updating its recommendations to allow certain immunocompromised individuals and people over the age of 50 who received an initial booster dose at least 4 months ago to be eligible for another mRNA booster to increase their protection against severe disease from COVID-19. Separately and in addition, based on newly published data, adults who received a primary vaccine and booster dose of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months ago may now receive a second booster dose using an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.
These updated recommendations acknowledge the increased risk of severe disease in certain populations including those who are elderly or over the age of 50 with multiple underlying conditions, along with the currently available data on vaccine and booster effectiveness.
CDC Recommends Additional Boosters for Certain Individuals