The Bulletin Board

State opens registration for 20-site ‘Booster Blitz’

By: - November 30, 2021 5:23 pm
Gov. Chris Sununu

Gov. Chris Sununu is scheduled to speak on Thursday at 10 a.m. (Courtesy)

Granite Staters struggling to schedule a booster shot can sign up Wednesday morning for one of the 10,000 boosters the state will make available Dec. 11 during its statewide “Booster Blitz.” 

Individuals will be allowed to make appointments for up to five people at and choose among 20 sites located from the North Country and western part of the state, to central New Hampshire and the Seacoast. 

At a weekly COVID-19 update Tuesday, Gov. Chris Sununu acknowledged the challenge people are having scheduling vaccines, booster shots, and tests, saying he believes record levels of new infections and hospitalizations are driving more people to seek vaccinations. “People sometimes need to see it right in front of them before they act,” he said.

The state saw similarly high interest in the 850,000 free at-home tests the state made available Monday morning through the Say Yes! COVID Test program. In less than 24 hours, they were gone. Interest played a role, but so did the fact that each person who ordered a test was allotted eight, without an option to request fewer. Sununu said the state is talking with federal health officials about offering another round of tests. 

“If you weren’t able to get a test, chances are your neighbor was, or somebody was, and so we’re hoping that folks will share them and make them available,” Sununu said. 

Registration opens Wednesday for booster shots at one of 20 sites during a Dec. 11 “Booster Blitz.” (Courtesy of Gov. Sununu’s Office)

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Annmarie Timmins
Annmarie Timmins

Senior reporter Annmarie Timmins is a New Hampshire native who covered state government, courts, and social justice issues for the Concord Monitor for 25 years. During her time with the Monitor, she won a Nieman Fellowship to study journalism and mental health courts at Harvard for a year. She has taught journalism at the University of New Hampshire and writing at the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications. Email: [email protected]