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January 15, 2021

New Hampshire COVID-19 Vaccination Allocation Plan Summary

Updated January 15, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine distribution has begun in New Hampshire! The State has released a preliminary timeline outlining the prioritization of vaccine recipients. Phase 1A is underway now, and the charts below outline the anticipated vaccine eligibility schedule for each category of New Hampshire residents.

For business owners, the below offers guidance to those contemplating vaccination policies or wondering when they and their employees will be vaccinated. Should you have any questions on vaccination allocations and the impacts on your business, the attorneys at Sulloway & Hollis are available to assist in the development of vaccination policies, along with other workforce return plans.

Phase 1A (January – March)

  • High-Risk Health Workers
  • First Responders
  • Residents and Staff of Long Term Care and Assisted Living Facilities
  • Apx. 110,000 people

Phase 1B (January – March)

  • People 65 years and older
  • Medically vulnerable and at significantly higher risk for 2 or more of the underlying conditions listed in the section below.
  • Family caregivers of those medically venerable persons, under 16 years old who are not eligible for vaccine
  • Residents and staff of residential facilities for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Corrections officers and staff working in correctional facilities
  • First responders and health care workers not already vaccinated
  • Apx. 225,000 people

Phase 2A (March – May)

  • K-12 school and childcare staff

Phase 2B (March – May)

  • People 50 to 64 years old
  • Apx. 200,000 people

Phase 3A (May and Beyond)

  • Medically vulnerable people less than 50 years old and at moderately higher risk with 1 or more of the conditions listed below.
  • Apx. 325,000 people

Phase 3B (May and Beyond)

  • Everyone else not already vaccinated
  • Apx. 325,000 people

Underlying Medical Conditions

  • Cancer
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Downs Syndrome
  • Heart Conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
  • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
  • Obesity (body mass index of 30 kg/m or higher but < 40 kg/m
  • Severe Obesity (body > 40 kg/m)
  • Pregnancy
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Other High-Risk Pulmonary Disease
  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

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

Note: Flexibility is provided for a health care provider to vaccinate any patient whose primary care provider assesses a significant risk for severe illness due to any multiple co-occurring co-morbidities.