NH vaccinations open to all 16+ residents Friday
CONCORD, N.H. (WCAX) - New Hampshire opens up vaccine registration to all residents 16 and older on Friday.
It comes as the state is racing to vaccinate residents amidst a surge of new coronavirus cases. Health officials on Thursday reported 433 new cases and an additional seven deaths.
The Pfizer vaccine is currently the only shot approved for use in 16 and 17 year-olds. Not all vaccine locations have that shot, but most do, including all state-managed sites, Walgreens, Littleton Regional Health Care, and providers in the North Country Health Care Consortium.
Parents or guardians must be present at the appointment with their ID to prove residency and the teens must have their ID, birth certificate, or passport to verify their age.
FULL-TIME IN-PERSON K-12 DEADLINE APPROACHES
Governor Chris Sununu Thursday also said schools are making progress toward returning to full, in-person learning. He has set an April 19 deadline for all K-12 public schools to return to in-person learning.
Schools had already returned to offering in-person learning at least two days a week as of March 8. Sununu said about 60% of schools are already offering in-person classes five days a week.
“We have said all along, and it has been proven, that schools can reopen safely, and that remains as true today as ever,” Sununu said at his weekly news conference on coronavirus pandemic updates. “In a few short weeks, all teachers and school staff who want the vaccine will have received their second dose.”
He said doing this before the start of the scheduled school vacation week on April 26 gives schools a chance to work out some of the “kinks” and identify any changes they need to make during the break.
Sununu said during the pandemic, remote learning was a good backstop, “but doesn’t come nearly close to providing the fulfillment and enrichment” that being in the classroom more provides.
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