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COVID-19 Vaccination

COVID-19 vaccines are available to our patients—you can schedule an appointment by calling your CMC Primary Care office, or ask your provider about getting the shot at your next visit. We expect that families will soon be able to make an appointment for young children, ages six months to five years, to receive a vaccine at our primary care practices.

There are also many vaccine locations offering free first dose, second dose and boosters. Many offer walk-in service without the need for an appointment.

We understand that some people may be concerned about getting vaccinated. While these vaccines are being developed as quickly as possible, routine processes and procedures remain in place to ensure the safety of any vaccine that is authorized or approved for use.

what you need to know

Benefits
  • Vaccination will help you build protection against COVID-19 and help prevent you from becoming sick and potentially spreading the virus to others. Since there is no cure for COVID-19, prevention of infection is the primary way to reduce the spread of illness.
  • Based on what we know about vaccines for other diseases, experts believe that getting a COVID-19 vaccine may help keep you from getting seriously ill even if you do get COVID-19.
  • Getting vaccinated yourself may also protect people around you, particularly people at increased risk.
Cost
  • There will be no cost to you. Vaccine doses purchased with U.S. taxpayer dollars will be given to the American people at no cost. 
  • Vaccination providers may be able to charge administration fees for giving the shot. Vaccination providers can get this fee reimbursed by the patient’s public or private insurance company or, for uninsured patients, by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Provider Relief Fund.
vaccines for children under 5

Protect them

As recommended by the CDC, children ages six months to five years can now receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccines are given in child-sized doses from Pfizer (3 doses) or Moderna (2 doses). We expect that families will soon be able to make an appointment for young children to receive a vaccine at our primary care practices. Learn more:

vaccines for 5–11 year olds

Keep them safe

As recommended by the CDC, children ages 5 to 11 can receive Pfizer‘s COVID-19 vaccine. COVID-19 infections have risen dramatically among children in the US, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. The vaccine can help protect your children from hospitalization, death and lingering complications of COVID-19.

Answering questions about

COVID-19 vaccines for children

Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s (CHaD) Pediatrician and Section Chief of General Pediatrics Susanne Tanski, MD, discusses questions that you might have about this topic.
 

Booster Shots

Round three

To provide a more long lasting protection from COVID-19, a third dose of the vaccine is recommended. The CDC now recommends the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster for all individuals 12 years of age and older. 

inside CMC during the

COVID-19 spike

We recently welcomed members of New Hampshire’s media into the hospital to help tell the story of what we—and hospitals across the state—are experiencing right now. Our nurses and physicians spoke from the heart with a message to the public: please, get vaccinated and do what you can to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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What should I do?

Get vaccinated

CMC now offers the COVID-19 vaccine to its patients. You can schedule an appointment by calling your CMC Primary Care office, or ask your provider about getting the shot at your next visit.

There are many locations across the State offering first dose and second dose appointments, and many locations offer walk-in service without the need for an appointment. Click here to find COVID-19 vaccination site near you.
 

Learn more about FDA approval
What you should know about FDA approval of COVID-19 vaccines?

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Proud to be

vaccinated!

We are now offering the COVID-19 vaccine to our patients. You can schedule an appointment by calling your CMC Primary Care office, or ask your provider about getting the shot at your next visit. 

Science Simplified

How COVID-19 vaccines work