Vaccines and boosters
- If you aren't near APD, please know there are more than 500 locations across the State of New Hampshire offering the vaccine and booster, and many locations offer walk-in service without the need for an appointment. Find COVID-19 vaccination sites near you.
- Please keep your vaccination card. It is the official record of your COVID-19 vaccination status.
Please keep in mind:
- Boosters are also widely available at pharmacies and other retailers.
- Patients must present their vaccination cards at their booster appointment, clearly showing dates their previous vaccine doses were administered.
- View CDC recommendations.
Speak with your health care provider and visit the FAQs from Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Clinics.
Our emergency services, Multi-Specialty Clinic, and hospital are here to provide care
Providers at the Multi-Specialty Clinic (MSC) are here to answer questions, to provide COVID-19 risk assessments, and to provide referrals for testing. This is done by appointment only and not as a walk-in service. Emergency services are here for any health emergency but they do not perform routine COVID-19 testing. Here's what to expect when we see you next.
Visitor policy and mask guidelines
Our campus has a frequently-updated visitor’s policy that you should be aware of before coming for your appointment, procedure, or surgery. Following the CDC recommendations to reduce asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic transmission of COVID-19, all APD employees, patients, and approved visitors over the age of two are required to wear a mask while on campus. Please view details.
When to get tested for COVID-19
How to protect yourself
Please take these steps to protect yourself from COVID-19. They include avoiding exposure, washing your hands, social distancing, covering your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others, and cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces every day. You may also check the risk levels of counties in the United States from Global Epidemics, a service of the Brown School of Public Health.
What to do if you are sick or caring for someone who is sick with COVID-19
If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, you should follow these guidelines to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and in your community.
Helpful printable resources and information
- CARD: Comfort, Ask, Relax, Distract (PDF): This guide has strategies that can be used before and during vaccination to make the experience more positive.
- Comfort Positioning Guide (PDF): Review these tips on how to comfort and lessen pain for kids during any procedure, including vaccination.
- Please review Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (D-HH) system vaccine updates and booster shot information.
- View D-HH's answers to many frequently asked vaccine questions
- Sign up to receive vaccine information emails
Upload your vaccination card to myDH
- Upload your vaccination card to myD-H so that you will always have access to your vaccination status.
- You will have a unique QR code in your account that you can show at locations that require you to share your COVID-19 vaccination status.
- Learn how to upload your card here.
Always call 911 if you have a medical emergency
If you have a medical emergency and need to call 911, notify the operator that you have or think you might have COVID-19. If possible, put on a facemask before medical help arrives.
- New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
- Vermont Department of Health
- Understanding Different COVID-19 Vaccines (CDC)
- Ensuring the Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines (CDC)
- Finding Credible Vaccine Information (CDC)
- All CDC information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine (CDC)
- Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 fact sheet translations are available through the FDA