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Memorial Preparing for Next Phase in COVID-19 Vaccinations

January 18, 2021

With the U.S. Centers for Disease Control announcing changes to vaccine deliveries to the states, both Maine and New Hampshire are adjusting plans to vaccinate residents.

The states of New Hampshire and Maine have both entered Phase 1B which includes older residents as well as younger residents with multiple eligible conditions.

“New Hampshire and Maine are both creating websites to schedule their residents for vaccinations in Phase 1B and later phases,” says Memorial President Art Mathisen. “People should visit those websites to learn to which phase they belong and when they may be offered a vaccine.”

New Hampshire residents can get their vaccine information at vaccines.nh.gov. Information for Maine residents is at maine.gov/covid19/vaccines. The sites include eligibility information and will shortly include registration information. At this time, Maine residents are not able to receive their vaccination in New Hampshire.

Mathisen adds that eligible New Hampshire residents will be able to choose from a number of vaccine sites from around the state, including Memorial Hospital.

It may be months before all Mt. Washington Valley residents who want a vaccine receive a vaccine, Mathisen cautions. Until then, he urges everyone “to stay vigilant. Wear a mask over your mouth and nose any time you leave your home. Practice social distancing and avoid unnecessary travel and visits with family and friends outside your household. Keep surfaces clean. Practice good hand-hygiene.”

Memorial continues testing individuals for COVID-19 at its testing center on the hospital campus. Call 603-356-0673 to schedule an appointment. If you are experiencing a health emergency, please call your primary care provider or come to the hospital emergency department.

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About Memorial Hospital
Memorial Hospital is a not-for-profit 25-bed Critical Access Hospital located in North Conway, NH, and is a member of the MaineHealth family. Its hospital services include a 24-hour emergency department, surgery center, clinical laboratory, heart health & wellness programs, imaging services, cardiopulmonary care, family birthing center, oncology, chemotherapy and infusion services. Practices include primary care and family medicine, diabetes care, behavioral health, women's health, podiatry, orthopedics and physical therapy. Memorial Hospital is also home to The Merriman House nursing home, which provides senior care services in a comfortable, home-like setting. For more information, www.memorialhospitalnh.org  or call 603-356-5461.

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