COVID-19 Vaccine Update
August 18, 2021
NH/Regional News...

  • We continue to experience a rapid surge in COVID-19 transmissions in our community.

  • Here at MCH, we are seeing some of the highest numbers of COVID positive patients, since the pandemic began.

  • Across the state of NH, there were an average of 228 cases per day over the most recent 7-day period (August 11-August 17). This represents nearly 50% increase compared to the previous, 7-day period.

  • NH's overall risk-level for COVID-19 transmission remains at SUBSTANTIAL (highest level).

  • Additional information is visible with this interactive dashboard . After clicking on the link, click "Show by County" to see the impact by state region. This map is updated daily by DHHS.
In Other News...

What that means for us in the Monadnock Region...

  • Please be patient. This recommendation is new. Across NH, details around the availability and scheduling of a 3rd dose remains a work in-progress. We'll let you know as soon as those details become available.      

  • In the meantime, thank you for being patient. Please also maintain hand hygiene and physical distancing, whenever possible. Mask wearing remains a very important deterrent.

Visitor Restrictions
are in place at MCH
Please Note: While visitor restrictions remain in place throughout our hospital, our Emergency Department treats all presenting patients.

  • Visitors who arrive with patients to our Emergency Department will be asked to wait outside.

  • Exceptions include end-of-life care, where one (healthy, 18yo+) person may accompany the patient.
For the safety of our community,
our neighbors and loved-ones.
WE URGE YOU to do the right thing
and get vaccinated.

The CDC suggests these steps to help prepare
for your child’s vaccination visit:

  • Get tips for how to support your child before, during, and after the visit.
  • Your child will need a second shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine 3 weeks after their first shot.
  • Talk to your child before the visit about what to expect.
  • Tell the doctor or nurse if your child has any allergies to any ingredient in the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.
  • Comfort your child during the appointment.
  • To prevent fainting and injuries related to fainting, your child should be seated or lying down during vaccination and for 15 minutes after the vaccine is given.
  • After your child’s COVID-19 vaccination, you will be asked to stay for 15–30 minutes so your child can be observed in case they have a severe allergic reaction and need immediate treatment.

MCH fully endorses the CDC's guideline and
urges parents to vaccinate their children.

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


Calling all Volunteers!
Interested in helping support the upcoming vaccination clinics? Click to sign-up.
Your best protection against COVID-19 is to get the vaccine,
wear a mask, maintain social distancing, avoid crowds,
and wash your hands frequently.
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