Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
COVID-19 Bivalent Booster Dose Now Available for Ages 12+
On September 1, 2022, the CDC issued new recommendations for COVID-19 boosters after FDA authorization of updated booster dose formulas from Modern and Pfizer. The new booster dose contains an updated bivalent formula that both boosts immunity against the original coronavirus strain and also protects against the newer Omicron variants. To learn more, visit our COVID-19 vaccine page.
Nashua Public Health releases 2nd Annual COVID-19 Report
As Chief Public Health Strategist, DPHCS convened partners, made linkages to services and resources, and disseminated timely information as key efforts in the mitigation of the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out our latest 'COVID-19: Year 2 in Review Annual Report', summarizing DPHCS' COVID-19 response efforts from March 16, 2021 through March 31, 2022.
State of NH Ends Mobile COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics, Homebased Vaccine Program, and 211 COVID-19 Calls
The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced that the State-managed COVID-19 Mobile Vaccination Clinics and Homebased Vaccination Program closed on Thursday, June 30, 2022, to coincide with the end of COVID-19 federal funding. Also effective June 30, the 2-1-1 call center is no longer triaging calls for COVID-19 and instead refers callers with COVID-19 inquiries to their primary care provider or to other resources. The 2-1-1 call center continues to serve as the state’s informational and referral helpline.
COVID-19 Vaccine Available for 6 months +, Booster Shots Recommended for 5+
Vaccines remain key to controlling the virus that causes COVID-19. Getting vaccinated has been proven to prevent illness, hospitalization, and even death from this severe disease. Everyone 6 months of age and older is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. Everyone 5 years of age and older is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose. Visit our vaccine page to get vaccinated.
State of NH COVID-19 Vaccination Sites Permanently Closed on March 31, 2022
The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) permanently closed the State-managed COVID-19 vaccine sites on Thursday, March 31, 2022. The State-managed vaccination locations in Ashland, Berlin, Claremont, Concord, Keene, Laconia, Manchester, Nashua, Rochester, Salem, and Stratham ceased operations at 7:00 pm on Thursday, March 31.
State of NH COVID-19 Testing Sites Permanently Closed on March 15, 2022
The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) permanently closed the State-managed COVID-19 testing sites on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. The State-managed testing locations in Belmont, Claremont, Keene, Lincoln, Manchester, Nashua, and Newington ceased operations at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, March 15.
State of NH Adopts Updated Isolation and Quarantine Recommendations
The State of New Hampshire adopted the CDC's updated isolation and quarantine recommendations for the general public. For more details, please refer to the State's summary of the updated guidance.
Nashua Public Health releases Annual COVID-19 Report
This was an unprecedented year in Public Health, putting public health in the spotlight. As Chief Public Health Strategist, DPHCS convened partners, made linkages to services and resources, and disseminated timely information as key efforts in the mitigation of the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out our 'COVID-19: A Year in Review Annual Report', summarizing DPHCS' COVID-19 response efforts from March 12, 2020 through March 15, 2021.
NH Governor Sununu Updates: Universal Best Practices
Effective May 7, 2021, State of NH Universal Best Practices replaced “Safer at Home 2.0” business guidance. These are recommendations for all individuals, businesses, and organizations to consider and implement for the operation of their business. Nothing in the document or other guidance precludes any business, organization, or individual business operators from taking additional precautions for the health and safety of its employees and consumers. For the latest updates, visit the State's website.