1/29/2021 Vaccine Update

Whole Life Health Care is committed to help you get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you are eligible.

Please read through this entire update to be sure you have received all the update information.

State Emails and Texts

Granite Staters in the Phase 1B group can expect a text message or an email checking in about their appointment status.

The state will be sending text messages or emails asking if people in the Phase 1B group need help scheduling an appointment. A response is required within 24 hours.  After those 24 hours are up, people in the group will need to send a new email to the state at COVIDVACCINE@DHHS.NH.GOV to request assistance in scheduling an appointment.

WLHC Medically Vulnerable Patients

Whole Life Health Care has notified the state of all our Medically Vulnerable patients who are eligible for Phase 1b, including those who should be scheduled as an exception.  If you feel that you are one of these patients and have not received an email from the CDC by Sunday, January 31st, please follow the below steps:

  1. Check your Junk Mail or SPAM folder.  If there is no email from the CDC, then:
  2. Log into the patient portal and send a message to your provider or
  3. If you do not have access to the patient portal, you may:
    1. Send an email to info@mywholelifehealthcare.com or
    2. Call us at 603-431-6677.  Our phone hours are 9 am – 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm – 4:45 pm M-F

Scheduling 2nd Dose Appointments

Dr. Beth Daly, the chief of the state’s Bureau of Infectious Disease Control, said in an interview on Thursday, January 28th, that the state absolutely wants to get people their second dose appointments within the appropriate time frame (21 days for Pfizer and 28 days for Moderna). The state has second dose appointments that will be coming available, which are specially designated second dose appointments and they have enough vaccine to vaccinate everyone with their second dose.

She said the state will be reaching out to everyone who received their first dose, to set up sooner second dose appointments.

2nd Dose Scheduled Later Than Recommended

Information on the CDC website states that you should get your second shot as close to the recommended 3-week or 1-month interval as possible. However, there is no maximum interval between the first and second doses for either vaccine. You should not get the second dose earlier than the recommended interval.

In addition, Dr. Daly stated in an interview that the second dose can be administered up to 42 days after the first dose with no concern.  She also said that if the second dose is administered after the 21 or 28 days, a person will not need to repeat the 2 doses of vaccine.  You can see all 3 parts of the interview with Dr. Daly on the WMUR website.

If Your Appointment Was Canceled

People can also expect the state to reach out if their appointments were canceled. Dr. Daly said that happened to those who booked at sites that are not open to the public, listed with a notation on the scheduling website.

At this time, the only available sites in the Seacoast (that we are aware of) to get your COVID-19 Vaccine are:
Exeter (High School) and Dover (at C&J, Exit 9)
You will NOT be able to come to WLHC for your COVID-19 vaccine

You must choose a site that is a listed as a “State” site or,
if a hospital, it must say that it is offering PUBLIC appointments.
Unfortunately some hospitals are showing as available when
they are only vaccinating their employees.

Should I get the vaccine if I am sick?

Dr. Daly advised people who are sick, even with “just a cold” to stay home and not get the vaccine.  If you need to reschedule your appointment, please call 2-1-1.

Still have questions?

You can start by looking at the Frequently Asked Questions answered by the state.  The website is vaccines.nh.gov
If your question is not covered there, please:

If you live in MA and are a patient at a Mass General Brigham practice

We understand that Mass General Brigham will be vaccinating it’s patients.  Please see more information on their website.  Should you be directed to get something from our office, please contact us to let us know what you require:

  1. Log into the patient portal and send a message to your provider or
  2. If you do not have access to the patient portal, you may:
    1. Send an email to info@mywholelifehealthcare.com or
    2. Call us at 603-431-6677.  Our phone hours are 9 am – 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm – 4:45 pm M-F