COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing in NH
The Memorial Hospital COVID-19 vaccination clinic is open to residents of any state age 12 and older each Wednesday from 8 am to 4pm. Appointments are not required, but may be requested by calling 603-356-0673, or visiting vaccine.mainehealth.org. Vaccination of anyone under the age of 18 requires parental consent.
- Clinic Location: 2779 White Mountain Highway, North Conway (next to Citizens Bank)
- Clinic Hours: Wednesdays from 8 am to 4 pm (walk in or request an appointment in advance)
The Memorial Hospital testing center is open Monday through Friday from 7 am to 3 pm by appointment only. Call 603-356-0673 to schedule an appointment. Testing is available for individuals with or without symptoms.
Patients of Mt. Washington Valley Rural Health Primary Care who believe they have COVID-19 symptoms can schedule a same-day appointment for a health examination. If necessary, a COVID-19 test will be administered. These patients can call 603-356-5472 to schedule an appointment.
The Memorial Hospital vaccination clinic is located at 2799 White Mountain Highway, North Conway (the former Mt. Washington Observatory Discovery Center).
The Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are Messenger RNA vaccines—also called mRNA vaccines. MRNA vaccines teach our cells how to make a protein that triggers an immune response inside our bodies. That immune response, which produces antibodies, is what protects us from getting infected if the real virus enters our bodies.
- mRNA vaccines do not use the live virus that causes COVID-19.
- They cannot give you COVID-19 and will not affect your DNA in any way.
- mRNA never enters the nucleus of the cell, which is where our DNA (genetic material) is kept.
Like all vaccines, COVID-19 mRNA vaccines have been rigorously tested for safety before being authorized for use in the United States. mRNA technology is new, but not unknown and has been studied for more than a decade. Learn more about how COVID-19 vaccines work.
The FDA has also authorized use of the Johnson & Johnson Janssen COVID‑19 Vaccine to prevent COVID‑19 in individuals 18 years of age and older under an Emergency Use Authorization. Learn more about the Janssen vaccine.
Yes. As long as you are fully recovered and have completed your isolation period. It is uncertain how long you will have natural immunity from COVID-19 after a confirmed infection. Getting the vaccine is the best way to be sure you are as protected.
The CDC advises that side effects from COVID-19 vaccination may feel like flu and might even affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. Learn more about what side effects to expect and get helpful tips on how to reduce pain and discomfort after your vaccination.
If you are fully vaccinated you can start doing many things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic. When choosing safer activities, consider how COVID-19 is spreading in your community, the number of people participating in the activity, and the location of the activity. Outdoor visits and activities are safer than indoor activities, and fully vaccinated people can participate in some indoor events safely, without much risk. View CDC recommendations.