NH Executive Council approves vaccine funding with less money, drama

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Published: Oct. 27, 2021 at 1:38 PM EDT
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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire’s Executive Council has approved using federal funds to boost COVID-19 vaccination efforts in a vote that involved much less drama and money than previous requests.

Two weeks ago, nine vaccine mandate opponents were arrested as the Republican-led council turned down $27 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But Wednesday’s meeting was quiet when the council unanimously voted to use $4.7 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funding.

The funds will help community health centers and regional public health networks set up school-based and community vaccination clinics.

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