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State is putting its vaccine vans back on the road

Oct 04, 2022 | 1:43 pm ET
By Annmarie Timmins
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State is putting its vaccine vans back on the road
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The state Department of Health and Human Services has resumed booking appointments for its three vaccine vans. (Screenshot)

The state Department of Health and Human Services is returning three mobile vaccine vans to the road ahead of fall and winter, when the state has previously seen COVID-19 surges. 

Businesses and community groups can book the vans for onsite vaccinations at no cost. The vans will also visit people who are homebound and unable to get to a vaccination site. 

“We know there are barriers to vaccine access, and the homebased and mobile vaccination clinics, once again, will help to close that gap,” said Patricia Tilley, director of Public Health Services, in a statement. The vans will provide free vaccines and booster doses.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s vaccine tracker, between 60 percent and 76 percent of eligible residents in New Hampshire are fully vaccinated, depending on the county they live in. Between 45 percent and 55 percent of eligible residents have received a first booster dose, according to the agency. 

To schedule a van or an appointment for an in-home vaccine, call 603-826-6500 or visit on-sitemedservices.com/van.  

The Department of Health and Human Services also has a map of permanent sites offering vaccines at vaccines.nh.gov.