Portsmouth Senior Activity Center
125 Cottage Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801 603-610-4433
Vaccine Information
from the State of New Hampshire
Per State of NH: Ages 65+ Vaccine Sign ups Start Friday
For Immediate Release: January 19, 2021
Concord, NH – On Friday, January 22, the State of New Hampshire will begin accepting vaccination appointments for individuals within Phase 1B, which includes:
  • New Hampshire residents 65 and over
  • New Hampshire residents who are medically vulnerable at significant risk – including family caregivers for those under 16
  • New Hampshire residents with developmental disabilities that receive services in a congregate residential setting, as well as staff in those settings
  • Corrections officers and staff
  • Populations that experience health disparities
Alteration of Phase 1B to include individuals 65 and older follows recommendation by the CDC to ensure that populations proven to be most vulnerable – which compromise 95% of deaths in the state – are prioritized in distribution efforts.
Vaccinations for Phase 1B will begin on January 26. An estimated 300,000 individuals are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination within Phase 1B of the state’s distribution plan. Supply of COVID-19 vaccines delivered to the states has fallen short of the increases promised by the federal government.
“Overpromising and under delivering has become a habit with pretty much everyone in Washington D.C., which is why in New Hampshire we designed our vaccination system to be flexible and able to deliver for our citizens regardless of what they send us,” said Governor Chris Sununu.
Those eligible for Phase 1B vaccination can begin the process of scheduling an appointment on Friday, January 22 at 8 AM. Scheduling an appointment online at vaccines.nh.gov is the fastest, most efficient way to do so and is highly encouraged.
For those unable to schedule an appointment online, the 211 Hotline remains available. An extremely high call volume is anticipated. Wait times may be long, but every call will be answered by a live person.
Limited supply of vaccines from the federal government means appointments may be booked weeks out. Everyone in Phase 1B who wants an appointment will get an appointment. If allocation should increase, appointments will be rescheduled to earlier dates and times.
The State will continue to urge federal partners to make more doses available as quickly as possible.
Posted in Seacoast Online:

  • 2-1-1 Statewide Hotline - dial 211 on your phone
  • ServiceLink: State contracted aging resource information center. Call 603-334-6594 or CLICK HERE for more info.
  • State of NH COVID-19 and Vaccine Information: CLICK HERE
  • Vaccine FAQs: CLICK HERE
  • City of Portsmouth's weekly newsletter: CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP
Take good care and if you need anything
please don't hesitate to reach out to Brinn.
603-610-4433 | bsullivan@cityofportsmouth.com