COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (D-HH) is committed to helping support the state's vaccination plan to get as many people vaccinated as quickly as possible.

The information about COVID-19 and vaccines sometimes changes on a daily basis. And, like so many of us, we know you have questions. We will continue to provide guidance and answers so that you can be better informed.

In addition to getting vaccinated, we strongly recommend that you continue to take precautions to protect yourself from COVID-19. This includes:

  • Wearing your face mask when in public indoor places (like a grocery store) or in large groups (outside and inside)
  • Continuing to wash your hands, or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer, frequently
  • Maintaining 6 feet of physical distance when possible

Highlights on this page:

Vaccinations are safe and effective

All approved COVID-19 vaccinations available in the U.S. have been shown to decrease severe infection and death.

If you haven’t already received your vaccines, we strongly recommend getting vaccinated as soon as possible. This includes vaccinations for pregnant and breastfeeding women and youth who are 12 and older.

Do you still need a COVID-19 vaccine?

You can visit to find vaccination locations near you and get contact and appointment information.

Many Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health locations are also offering COVID-19 vaccine clinics.

Find vaccination locations

Masks are still required at D-HH facilities. Anyone entering any D-HH facility is still required to wear a mask. Many patients come to our hospital and clinics who have weakened immune systems and are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 disease. Please help protect our most vulnerable patients and our providers and staff by wearing a mask while you are inside any of our buildings.

Video updates

September 1, 2021: Dr. Edward Merrens, Chief Clinical Officer discusses:

  • Staffing shortages and what we're doing to continue to care for you safely
  • Re-instituting more restrictive visitor policies
  • Establishing COVID-19 vaccination as a required condition of employment for all D-HH staff

August 31, 2021: Dr. Michael Calderwood, Chief Quality Officer reviews:

  • The Delta variant and how it’s impacting hospitalizations
  • The difference between a third dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines for immunocompromised and booster shots
  • Recommendations for fall travel and public gatherings
  • Why the anti-parasitic drug irvermectin is not an approved treatment for COVID-19