1/21/21 Vaccine Update

Whole Life Health Care is committed to help you get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you are eligible.
We will reach out to you with next steps. Please wait to hear from us.

Please read through this entire update to be sure you have received all the information to make your vaccine registration successful

What you should do on Friday, 1/22/2021

The very first thing everyone needs to do is

Please Be Patient

The State of NH receives approximately
17,000 first doses
of the COVID-19 vaccine each week

 Phase 1b is estimated at 325,000 people

The registration website can handle
up to 100,000 people at a time

That means…

  • The system may crash tomorrow and you may have to log back in and try later
  • When you are able to schedule your appointment, it may be 5 or 6 weeks out
  • There may not be available appointments online and you may have to log back in and try again the next day

All COVID-19 vaccines will be administered through State sites
 The 2 closest Seacoast locations are in Exeter (high school) and Dover (at C&J, Exit 9)
You will NOT be able to come to WLHC for your COVID-19 vaccine

 

Details about Registration

 Persons without internet access should call 2-1-1 to get assistance with registration
Monday-Friday 8:00AM – 7:00PM and  Saturday 8:00AM – 5:00PM

(1) If you are 65 or older or
(2) If you are a correctional officer or staff working in a correctional facility or
(3) If you are a first responder or a health worker not already vaccinated:

  • On or after Friday, 1/22/21 at 8:00 am, go to vaccines.nh.gov to pre-register for the vaccine.
  • You will not be making your appointment tomorrow.
  • After you pre-register, you will receive an email from the CDC. This could be as early as 24 hours or take up to 5 days. Please check your junk mail if you do not see an email in your inbox.
  • The CDC email will be to register with VAMS, the Vaccine Administration Management System
  • It will be in VAMS that you schedule your appointment. More on this process to follow.

(4) If you are 18-64 years of age and medically vulnerable at significantly higher risk with 2 or more conditions* or
(5) If you are a family caregiver of a child under the age of 16:

  • Please DO NOT REGISTER ONLINE.
  • We know who you are and are uploading your information directly to the state. As your PCP, we need to identify you as being medically vulnerable.
  • You will receive an email from the CDC within 10 business days. Please check your junk mail if you do not see an email in your inbox.
  • The CDC email will be to register with VAMS, the Vaccine Administration Management System
  • It will be in VAMS that you schedule your appointment. More on this process to follow.

*List of Underlying Medical Conditions (adapted from CDC):

Phase 1b: Two or more conditions
Phase 3a: One or more conditions

      • Cancer
      • Chronic Kidney Disease
      • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) and other high-risk pulmonary disease
      • Down Syndrome
      • Heart Conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
      • Immunocompromised states
      • Obesity (body mass index of 30 kg/m or higher)
      • Pregnancy
      • Sickle cell disease
      • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

(6) If you have a loved one who is intellectually or developmentally disabled and lives in a residential facility:

  • Please DO NOT REGISTER ONLINE.
  • The residential facility should be taking care of getting your loved one registered.
  • If they are not and you need us to do this for you, please call our office or send a message through the patient portal on behalf of your loved one.

(7) If you live in ME or MA or are in FL:

  • Non-New Hampshire residents are NOT able to be vaccinated in New Hampshire vaccination clinics unless that person is an employee of a business or organization in New Hampshire that is prioritized for vaccination (i.e. healthcare worker, first responder, correctional facility staff, or working in a residential facility for persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities).
  • If you meet the above criteria and are employed in NH, please follow the steps for (1), above. You will need to bring a current pay stub to your vaccination appointment.
  • Non-New Hampshire residents should seek vaccination through their own respective state processes.
  • MA residents can get more information at mass.gov
  • ME residents can get more information at maine.gov
  • NH residents in Florida for the winter can follow updates about the vaccine’s availability for various groups on the Florida Department of Health’s COVID-19 vaccine website.
  • We do not yet know if/how we can/should report medically vulnerable patients to the states of ME or MA.

We will send out another update with step-by-step instructions on VAMS registration.