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Your best protection from COVID-19 will be a combination of getting a COVID-19 vaccine once it becomes available to the general public, wearing a mask, staying at least six feet away from others, avoiding crowds and washing your hands often. No one tool alone is going to stop the pandemic.

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.

Vaccine Phases Update
All NH residents 16 and older are now eligible to register for a COVID-19 vaccination using the state's VINI system. To register please visit:

For assistance signing up, please call the state’s 2-1-1 hotline. Your primary care provider cannot register you or give you the vaccine, you must register for a vaccine appointment. 

updated 4/12/21



The state has launched a user-friendly Vaccine & Immunization Network Interface (VINI). The new COVID-19 vaccine scheduling and appointment management website transitions NH residents away from the federally run Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS). VINI allows users or the state to make real-time adjustments, such as appointment changes.

what you need to know

  • 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.
  • 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.
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What should I?

  • When you are eligible, register at the state's Vaccine & Immunization Network Interface (VINI). Schedule your appointment through
  • Continue practicing your social distancing habits, including wearing a mask.
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  • It will most likely be months before everyone receives the vaccine, so please help us by not flooding your doctor or pharmacy with calls about the vaccine with the hope of getting one right away.
  • Please do not remove your mask. Experts agree that people will need to continue to wear masks, avoid crowds, maintain social distancing and practice regular hand-washing until further notice.
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for children

CMC's Dr. Kirk Duwel, Family Physicians of Manchester, helps clarify some information about the COVID-19 vaccine trials for children.

Science Simplified

How COVID-19 vaccines work