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New Hampshire to ditch federal vaccine scheduling system

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Published: Feb. 3, 2021 at 6:46 PM EST
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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Gov. Chris Sununu says New Hampshire will ditch the federal government’s problem-plagued vaccine scheduling system in the next few weeks but in the meantime is adding tens of thousands of second-shot appointment slots per day.

Vaccinations began Jan. 23 for the approximately 325,000 people in phase 1B of the state’s vaccination plan. But many have had problems scheduling second doses close to the recommended time frame.

Sununu told the Executive Council on Wednesday that the federal system wouldn’t take all the appointment slots at once so the state has had to upload them in batches.

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