December 3, 2020
WANT TO VOLUNTEER TO HELP WHEN THE VACCINE ARRIVES? Governor Sununu has announced that the first batches of COVID-19 vaccine may arrive in New Hampshire before Christmas. The NH Department of Health and Human Services said in a draft policy that "the first phase to get the vaccine will include older adults living in residential care settings like nursing homes and assisted living facilities, first responders and high-risk workers in health-care facilities."
A corps of qualified vaccinators and non-vaccinators for coordinating the process will be needed in Greater Portsmouth as the vaccination effort ramps up.
The City Health Department asks residents who are interested in volunteering to visit the NH Responds website and complete the online form to volunteer. The site is a statewide collection point for information for those who want to volunteer to help -- those qualified to vaccinate as well as non-vaccinators who will be needed for other vital positions.
Volunteers should make sure they check off the "Seacoast COVID Team" in the "COVID-19 Teams" drop-down list in the Organization section of the form to volunteer for Greater Portsmouth efforts.