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Dartmouth plans shots for students

Valley News Staff Writer
Published: 4/12/2021 10:05:49 PM
Modified: 4/12/2021 10:05:47 PM

HANOVER — Dartmouth College officials are working with state and regional health officials to determine how best to offer COVID-19 vaccines to students when those from out of state become eligible next week, according to the college’s COVID-19 task force.

The college is aiming to provide the vaccinations on campus or “in the nearby area,” according to a Friday community-wide email from task force’s co-chairs Dr. Lisa Adams and Josh Keniston.

They also asked members of the community to submit their vaccination records to the college as soon as they receive their last required dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

“We will use this information about your vaccinations to determine our ability to adjust guidelines in the coming weeks,” Adams and Keniston wrote.

Dartmouth continues to require people on campus to wear face masks and practice physical distancing, and to limit the size of gatherings.

DHMC hosts vaccine clinics

LEBANON — Officials at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center are working with New Hampshire health officials and the Upper Valley Public Health Network to host COVID-19 vaccination clinics for Granite Staters, according to an email from D-H.

DHMC began running Saturday clinics on April 10, the Friday email update said. Those clinics are held indoors in Auditoriums A-D.

Appointments are required. To sign up for a Saturday clinic at DHMC, eligible Granite Staters can select Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center - Main Entrance in the state’s registration system at https://www.vaccines.nh.gov/.

Beginning this week, DHMC also is hosting drive-thru vaccination clinics with a “limited number of appointments” on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons in the Colburn Hill parking lot on Mt. Support Road.

Those seeking to sign up for the drive-thru clinics should select Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center — Colburn Hill Drive Thru on the state’s registration website.

Those without a computer or who need assistance can call 211 or 866-444-4211.

Vaccination in New Hampshire is currently open to all residents age 16 and older. It is scheduled to open to non-New Hampshire residents beginning on April 19.

Senior center bus service resumes

LEBANON — The Upper Valley Senior Citizens Bus Service is scheduled to once again carry passengers beginning on Monday, according to an email announcement.

To prevent transmission of COVID-19, the buses will only carry one passenger along with the driver at a time; masks and social distancing will be required; passengers will be screened for symptoms before they’re allowed to ride.

The service, which is run out of the Upper Valley Senior Center on Campbell Street, is a demand-response bus program for people 60 and older and adults with disabilities in Lebanon, West Lebanon and Hanover. The service is first come, first served and 24-hour advanced notice is required.

The buses are wheelchair lift-equipped and carry riders to locations such as doctor’s offices, banks, stores, libraries, post offices and drug stores.

For more information or to make an appointment, people can call the senior center at 603-448-4213.

Haverhill Town Manager’s Office closed

HAVERHILL — The Haverhill Town Manager’s Office is closed this week due to “direct prolonged COVID-19 exposures,” according to the town website.

It is scheduled to reopen Monday, April 19. In the meantime, the Town Clerk’s Office Welfare Office and Police Department remain open.

Woodsville High School and Haverhill Cooperative Middle School both reported cases of COVID-19 last week, according to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services dashboard of school cases.

Nora Doyle-Burr can be reached at ndoyleburr@vnews.com or 603-727-3213.




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