COVID-19 vaccine clinic set at DHMC, other sites

Staff Report
Published: 12/21/2021 9:24:09 PM
Modified: 12/21/2021 9:23:54 PM

LEBANON — Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is scheduled to host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Wednesday.

The clinic, which is set to run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., is slated to offer shots for children ages 5 to 11 and booster shots for ages 16 and older.

Appointments can be scheduled online using a myD-H account: mydh.org/portal.

Springfield, Vt. Hospital offering shots

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield Hospital is now offering COVID-19 vaccinations on Ridgewood Road through regular weekly appointments.

Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, first doses, second doses or boosters, for people 12 and older, are available on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sign-ups are at calendly.com/kmoriglioni/covid-vaccination?month=2021-12.

Pfizer vaccines for children ages 5 to 11 are available on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sign-ups are at calendly.com/kmoriglioni/covid-vaccinations-ages -5-11-pfizer.

Participants are asked to bring their insurance cards and vaccination cards, if they have them, to their appointments.

Vaccine clinics set for Upper Valley locations

LEBANON — New Hampshire’s mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinic has three Upper Valley stops planned next week in Orford, Lebanon and Lyme.

All three clinics will be walk-in only and are open to everyone 5 and older. They are slated to offer first, second and booster doses.

■On Monday, the clinic is scheduled to be at the United Congregational Church of Orford, at 617 NH Route 10, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A total of 200 doses will be available.

■On Tuesday, the clinic is scheduled to be at the Lebanon Armory, at 180 Heater Rd., from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. A total of 500 doses will be available.

■On the 29th, the clinic is scheduled to be at the Lyme Fire Station, at 41 High Street, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A total of 240 doses will be available.

In addition, On-Site Medical Services, through a contract with the state of New Hampshire, is operating a fixed vaccination site for walk-in appointments in the former liquor store on Washington Street in Claremont. That site is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is closed on Dec. 24, 25 and Jan. 1.

Bugbee Center to suspend in-person group activities

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — In-person group activities will go on hiatus from Dec. 27 to Jan. 17 at the Bugbee Senior Center in White River Junction.

In-person lunches will continue, but the dining room will be at half-capacity, according to an announcement from executive director Mark Bradley. Takeout meals will be available if lunch reservations fill up. Equipment loans, Meals on Wheels, social services, and transportation services will not be impacted.

“The bad news: Our local hospitals are overwhelmed right now, and they are asking all of us to do what we can to avoid gathering in public, get vaccinated, and wear our masks,” Bradley wrote in the announcement, which was posted to the senior center’s website. “I am sure many of you share the same gratitude we hold for our health care workers, so, if paring down the schedule for a few weeks will help in any way, let’s do it!”

Bradley said the center will revisit its decision in January and that if ICU capacity is increasing, in-person activities could come back. Anyone with questions or concerns can contact the center at 802-295-9068 or info@bugbeecenter.org.

Everyone Eats program extended in Vermont

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Everyone Eats, a program that partners with area restaurants to provide meals to Vermonters in need, has been extended through April 1, 2022.

The Upper Valley branch of the program, called Upper Valley Everyone Eats, is administered by Vital Communities, a nonprofit organization based in White River Junction. The program was started in July 2020 and has subsequently been extended multiple times.

The businesses currently participating are: Global Village Foods, Quechee; The Little Grille, Bradford, Vt.;, Maple Street Catering, White River Junction; Tacocat, Randolph; and the Windsor Diner, according to a list provided by Vital Communities. For more information, visit vitalcommunities.org/uvee.

Pomfret has mask requirement

POMFRET — The Pomfret Selectboard adopted an indoor mask requirement earlier this month.

The rule, which went into effect on Dec. 3 and is posted on the town’s website, requires that people wear masks when indoors in locations that are open to the public.

Exemptions include children under 2; people with disabilities that make it difficult to wear a mask; people for whom a mask would pose a workplace hazard; and people who are eating or drinking in places that sell food and beverages.

The board is required to revisit the rule within 45 days of its enactment under Act 1, the law which gives Vermont municipalities authority to enact temporary mask mandates.

Next door in Woodstock, Village Trustees have shied away from a mask mandate but printed up flyers for businesses to distribute encouraging mask-wearing.




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