By getting the COVID19 vaccine you can help stop the spread of the virus and help keep you, your family, and the community healthy.
ACHS has been approved to administer the COVID19 Vaccine as part of the US Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Health Equity Vaccine Program. This program began in March of 2021. As such, we have been distributing the COVID vaccine at our sites and at our pop-up mobile vaccine clinics. We currently provide Moderna and Johnson & Johnson Jensen vaccines. There is NO COST for the COVID19 vaccine and you can request a vaccine during your regularly scheduled office appointments at check-in or by calling ahead.
How to get your COVID19 Vaccine at ACHS:
Current ACHS patients can call any ACHS location and request a vaccine at an upcoming appointment. Have questions? Call your home ACHS location. To learn more about the COVID19 vaccine, please click here.
Third shots for Immunocompromised patients:
Currently, the CDC is only recommending that moderately to severely immunocompromised people receive an additional dose of (mRNA COVID-19 vaccines). This includes people who have:
- Active treatment for solid tumor and hematologic malignancies
- Receipt of solid-organ transplant and taking immunosuppressive therapy
- Receipt of CAR-T-cell or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (within 2 years of transplantation or taking immunosuppression therapy)
- Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (e.g., DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
- Advanced or untreated HIV infection
- Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids (i.e., ≥20mg prednisone or equivalent per day), alkylating agents, antimetabolites, transplant-related immunosuppressive drugs, cancer chemotherapeutic agents classified as severely immunosuppressive, tumor-necrosis (TNF) blockers, and other biologic agents that are immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory.
ACHS will be providing additional doses ONLY to this group at this time and can vaccinate people at their usual provider visits (1st, 2nd, or in these cases 3rd shots) or at a nurse visit ONLY. Space is limited. Booster shots, if needed, should be the same vaccine product when feasible: Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine series should receive be used (ACHS only offers Moderna). Janssen (J&J) recipients should follow CDC guidance for Janssen vaccines.
Keeping Track of your vaccines
If you are an ACHS patient and have already had your vaccine add a copy of your vaccine card to your medical records by emailing a photo, uploading it to your ACHS patient portal account, faxing it to 603-444-8133, or stopping by any ACHS location. Read more here.
ACHS participates in the New Hampshire Immunization Information System (NHIIS) a secure, statewide, web-based system that connects and shares immunization information among public clinics, private provider offices, local health departments, schools, hospitals, and other health care facilities that administer immunizations and provide medical care to New Hampshire residents.
COVID-19 VACCINE UPDATE:
- WHO – NH is currently in Phase 3b of the vaccine rollout program. Vaccines are available to all NH residents 12+ as well as to those who reside outside of NH. See if you qualify here.
- WHAT – Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID19 vaccine. Recipients who are 12 – 18 years of age may only receive the Pfizer vaccine.
- To locate a designated Pfizer location (approved for those 16-18) click here.
- WHEN – A First shot, then a second shot up to 42 days after the first for Moderna. Or a single Johnson & Johnson shot.
- WHERE – Designated ACHS sites, state sites, some pharmacies, and many area hospitals
- WHY – To protect yourself, your loved ones, and the community from the COVID19 virus
- HOW – See if you qualify here, then register through the VINI
- WHO – Patients who have symptoms of COVID-19, and patients who need to have results to end quarantine, return to work or school.
- WHAT – COVID-19 rapid (15-minute Antigen test) best for those exhibiting symptoms, and PCR (Polymerase chain reaction) which detects the presence of a virus at the time of the test, even without symptoms. After collection, the swab is sent to an external laboratory. Results may take a few days, but it is considered the most accurate COVID testing.
- WHERE – Here at ACHS, or state-designated testing sites, including many area hospitals
- WHEN – If you are an ACHS patient, simply make an appointment. If not, you can or go to Littleton Regional Healthcare on designated days
- WHY – To reduce the spread of disease and to determine if you need to quarantine. To end quarantine, get back to work or school
- HOW – Nasal test swab
Previous ACHS communication and patient emails
- 5/18/2021 -ACHS patient email – You’ve had your shot. Now what?
- 3/1/2021 -ACHS patient email – Finally vaccines at ACHS!
- 1/26/2021 – ACHS patient email – Phase 1B FAQs & Updates
- 1/22/2021 – ACHS patient email – Phase 1B Vaccine Info
- 1/18/2021 – ACHS patient email – Vaccine Update
- 12/17/2020 – ACHS patient email – Vaccine info
- 6/24/2020 – ACHS patient email – Reopening Information
- 3/24/20 – ACHS patient email – COVID19 Patient Update
- 3/17/20 – ACHS patient Email – COVID-19 Info