12.10.2021

Unvaccinated? Due For a Booster?


New Ipswich Vaccine Clinic
This Saturday 12/11, 10A-1P

  • Location: New Ipswich Family Medicine
  • Serving adults, young adults and children aged 5-11
  • Registration is closed, but walk-ins are welcome.

Clinic Details

  • 1st & 2nd Vaccine Shots available
  • Booster Shots
  • Pfizer and/or Johnson & Johnson Vaccines
  • Parental consent required for children ages 5- 17yo
  • Birth certificates required for minors without a photo ID/license to prove their age.
  • Visit mchvaccine.org for more details.


Statewide "Booster Blitz" on Dec. 11th

  • New Hampshire is holding a one-day "Booster Blitz" on Dec. 11th, at more than 10 site locations across the state.

  • Clinics report all 12K appointments are fully booked.

  • Looking for a Booster Shot? Retail pharmacies, including CVSWalgreens, WalmartSam's ClubRite Aid and Costco are offering first shots and boosters and, in some cases, don't require appointments. If you'd prefer to schedule your shot in advance, follow the links to book online or register for appointments through the state system. 


COVID-19 at MCH

  • On average, patients in our Emergency Department and those being hospitalized have much more complicated needs than we often see. 

  • When our patients require transfer, our physicians and nurses are calling an average of 20 hospitals before finding one who is able to accept a patient.

  • MCH is averaging 75 – 90 less staff than we generally have, while treating our patients' needs, with increasing volumes.




The Omnicron variant has circled the globe since first being identified 3 weeks ago. Here's a rundown of the timeline.

  • On Nov. 11th, 2021, a new variant was first detected in specimens collected in Botswana, South Africa.
  • On Nov. 24th, a new variant of SARS-CoV-2, B.1.1.529, was reported to the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • On Nov 30th, the US designated Omicron as a Variant of Concern.
  • On Dec. 1st, the first confirmed U.S. case of Omicron was identified.
  • On Dec. 10th, 25 US states have since confirmed Omicron cases, including New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut.
  • New Hampshire has not yet reported cases.

Omicron Q&A


  • According to the CDC, the Omicron variant likely will spread more easily than the original SARS-CoV-2 virus and how easily Omicron spreads compared to Delta remains unknown. CDC expects that anyone with Omicron infection can spread the virus to others, even if they are vaccinated or don’t have symptoms.


  • More data is needed to know if Omicron infections, and especially reinfections and breakthrough infections in people who are fully vaccinated, cause more severe illness or death than infection with other variants.


  • Current vaccines are expected to protect against severe illness, hospitalizations, and deaths due to infection with the Omicron variant. However, breakthrough infections in people who are fully vaccinated are likely to occur. With other variants, like Delta, vaccines have remained effective at preventing severe illness, hospitalizations, and death. The recent emergence of Omicron further emphasizes the importance of vaccination and boosters.




Please Note:

Masks are mandatory for everyone entering MCH's campus or off-site Practices.

No Exceptions.


Need Additional Support?

Those without access to the internet, can call 2-1-1. COVID-19 support staff are available 6am-10pm, 7 days a week. Other services available through this line include:
  • Support scheduling an appointment
  • Language Assistance
  • Special Accommodations
  • Help resolving error messages

Your best protection against COVID-19 is to get the vaccine, wear a mask, maintain social distancing, avoid crowds, and wash your hands frequently.

From all of us at MCH, thank you for supporting our efforts to help end the pandemic.


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