Staying up to date on flu and COVID-19 vaccines significantly lowers your risk of getting sick. Besides the risk of hospitalization and severe illness, getting vaccinated also lowers your chances of missing work, school and special occasions. Weddings, births, and graduations, are some of the major moments you could miss because of the flu or COVID-19. Getting vaccinated is an easy way to protect yourself from missing the moments that matter most in life.
VACCINE CLINICS IN MT. WASHINGTON VALLEY
- Sept. 28, 12–4 p.m. Trails End, 1699 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway (flu vaccine only)
- Oct. 10, 12–4 p.m. The Gibson Center for Senior Services, 14 Grove St, North Conway
- Oct. 26, 12–4 p.m. The Gibson Center for Senior Services, 14 Grove St, North Conway
- Nov. 7, 12–4 p.m. The Gibson Center for Senior Services, 14 Grove St, North Conway
- Nov. 9, 12–4 p.m. The Gibson Center for Senior Services, 14 Grove St, North Conway
Additional dates will likely be added!
Appointments are not required. If you plan to walk in, please bring your health insurance card if you have one. There is no charge to you for vaccination, regardless of insurance status. If you prefer to pre-register you can visit the White Mountain Community Health Center website at White Mountain Community Health Center Conway NH (whitemountainhealth.org)
MAKE SURE TO OPT IN TO THE NEW HAMPSHIRE IMMUNIZATION INFORMATION SYSTEM (NHIIS)!
The NHIIS makes it easy for you and your healthcare provider(s) to know when you received your vaccines. Life gets busy. Vaccine cards get lost. Let the NHIIS do the remembering for you! You will be given the opportunity to opt in at your vaccine appointment.
5 W’S OF COVID-19
Who? Everyone 6 month of age or older. See CDC for specific recommendations.
What? The fall Covid-19 vaccine has an updated formula that matches the Omicron subvariant that’s currently circulating.
When? The updated vaccine will be available in late September. Protection against infection is strongest for the first few months. Protection against severe disease lasts longer.
Where? Visit one of our vaccine clinics from Sept. 28–Nov. 9, visit your medical provider or local pharmacies.
Why? Getting a vaccine will give you some protection against contracting and therefore spreading the virus, and it can make your sickness miler and shorter if you do get it. Last year, the fall Covid-19 vaccine provided 40–60% additional effectiveness against severe disease.
5 W’S OF INFLUENZA
Who? Everyone ages six months and older should get vaccinated.
What? This fall’s flu shot targets four strains of seasonal flu.
When? For most people, September and October are the best times to get vaccinated so you’re fully protected before a flu wave. The complete list of timing recommendations for specific populations (pregnant people, older adults, young children) is available here.
Where? Visit one of our vaccine clinics from Sept. 28–Nov. 9 or visit your medical provider, or pharmacies.
Why? Getting vaccinated against influenza in the fall can reduce the risk of needing medical attention for the flu by 40–60% when the flu strains included are a good match for the flu strains that end up circulating. Based on what we saw during Australia’s flu season this summer, it looks like this year’s vaccine will offer strong protection.
Is the vaccine free?
If you are uninsured: You won’t be charged for your vaccination. The State of New Hampshire has supplied White Mountain Community Health Center with vaccines designated for people without health insurance.
If you are insured: Please bring your card with you. Your insurance will cover the entire cost of the vaccine, with no charge to you.
This is financed under a contract with the State of New Hampshire, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award by CDC/HHS “NH Initiative to address COVID-19 Health Disparities grant #NH750T000031”. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government.