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COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing in NH

Vaccination & Booster Doses

COVID-19 services are available in the Memorial Hospital primary care offices located on the main hospital campus. Appointments are required and are open to the community. This includes residents of any state, age 6 months and older, regardless of their status as a Memorial Hospital primary care patient.

Call 603-356-5472 to request an appointment or visit to schedule online.

Primary Vaccination Series: Adults age 18 and older are eligible for the Pfizer Age 12+ Vaccine, the Moderna 18+ Vaccine, and the J&J (Janssen) 18+ Vaccine. Vaccine type eligibility varies by age for kids and teens. Options include:

Vaccination of anyone under the age of 18 requires parental consent. Learn more about pediatric vaccination.

Booster Doses: Memorial Hospital offers first and second booster shots to eligible patients based on CDC guidance. If you are unsure whether you should receive a booster, please contact your primary care provider for guidance. Make sure to bring your COVID-19 vaccination card to your booster appointment.

MWVRH Primary Care patients may schedule a "vaccine-only" appointment by calling 603-356-5472. MWVRH pediatricians and family practice providers may also offer a vaccine to eligible patients during a scheduled appointment.


The Memorial Hospital public COVID-19 testing Center is now closed. If medically appropriate, Memorial Hospital patients may receive a COVID-19 test as part of a primary care visit, in the emergency department, or in preparation for a medical procedure. Testing for most non-clinical purposes, such as for travel or return to work, is no longer available at Memorial Hospital. View other options.

Your primary care provider is the best resource to determine whether a COVID-19 test is recommended. Patients of Mt. Washington Valley Rural Health Primary Care who believe they have COVID-19 symptoms may schedule a same-day health examination appointment by calling 603-356-5472.

Vaccination FAQs

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.