Vaccine supply in New Hampshire exceeds demand, active cases continue to decline


The state’s pandemic message has taken on a positive tone in recent weeks. Despite a prediction that the number of COVID-19 will rise in the fall, Gov. Chris Sununu said it would be manageable. Active cases continue to decline and nearly half of New Hampshire has been fully vaccinated. The governor said Thursday that the state now has an oversupply of vaccine doses. President Biden encouraged vaccine incentives, but Sununu said it was not necessary in Granite State. “Obviously we will continue to spread the word, vaccines are what will get us back to normal,” Sununu said. “It has been of great help to us in allowing us to lead the rest of the nation. Again, other states are giving incentives because they are way behind schedule. They are trying to catch up. Sununu wants to send additional vaccines to Canada, to help reopen the Canada-US border. “If the federal government and I have made this appeal in Washington, we are waiting to hear from the president,” Sununu said. “We asked him directly, ‘Can we give our vaccine to Canada? Will that help open the border? ‘ In long-term care facilities, state officials said vaccination rates were almost 100%. And while there have been a few groundbreaking cases of COVID-19, they have been mild. This gave officials confidence that group homes can make more progress in reopening. “As long as things are open, there are always visitations, families are back in the facilities, it’s not as robust as it was before the pandemic. So I think we still have a long way to go, ”said NH-DHHS Commissioner Lori Shibinette. The state said nearly 90% of people 65 and older chose to receive the vaccine. Only 30% of the youngest age group received the vaccine, but this number is expected to improve. “Especially since we distribute the vaccine to our health workers and children can access the vaccine through their pediatrician,” head of the Office of Infectious Diseases. Control Dr Beth Daly said. Officials are also promoting the vaccine among diverse racial and ethnic groups by providing them with additional opportunities.

The state’s pandemic message has taken on a positive tone in recent weeks. Despite a prediction that the number of COVID-19 will increase in the fall, Gov. Chris Sununu said it would be manageable.

Active cases continue to decline and nearly half of New Hampshire has been fully vaccinated. The governor said Thursday that the state now has an oversupply of vaccine doses. President Biden encouraged vaccine incentives, but Sununu said it was not necessary in Granite State.

“Obviously we will continue to spread the word, vaccines are what will get us back to normal,” Sununu said. “It has been of great help to us in allowing us to lead the rest of the nation. Again, other states are giving incentives because they are way behind schedule. They are trying to catch up with us.

Sununu wants to send additional vaccines to Canada, to help reopen the Canada-US border.

“If the federal government and I have made this appeal in Washington, we are awaiting news from the president,” Sununu said. “We asked him directly, ‘Can we give our vaccine to Canada? Will that help open the border? “

In long-term care facilities, state officials said vaccination rates were almost 100%. And while there have been a few groundbreaking cases of COVID-19, they have been mild. This gave officials confidence that group homes can make more progress in reopening.

“As long as things are open, there are always visitations, families are back in the facilities, it’s not as robust as it was before the pandemic. So I think we still have a long way to go, ”said NH-DHHS Commissioner Lori Shibinette.

The state said nearly 90% of people 65 and older chose to receive the vaccine. Only 30% of the youngest age group received the vaccine, but this number is expected to improve.

“Especially since we are distributing the vaccine to our health workers and children can access the vaccine through their pediatrician,” said Bureau of Infectious Disease Control chief Dr Beth Daly.

The authorities are also promoting the vaccine among diverse racial and ethnic groups by providing them with additional opportunities.

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