NH To Expand COVID Vaccine Eligibility Regardless Of Residency

Governor Chris Sununu said on Thursday the state has "so much more availability."

Video Transcript

- Breaking news in New Hampshire. The Granite State is expanding vaccine eligibility to everyone 16 and older who lives in New Hampshire on Monday, April 19. That includes college students who are from out of state.

CHRIS SUNUNU: We just have so much more availability. We're going to have a lot of vaccine here. So we want to get it up out anyone who might actually be here in the state. And so there's plenty of time between now and April 19 for additional New Hampshire residents to make sure that they get their appointment. But after the 19th, it really is opened up to everyone.

- Many college students who are not from New Hampshire have been frustrated that they can't get vaccinated at school clinics because of the state policy. So now we know change is coming in just about 10 days. The governor also said for residents eligible right now, there are still 240,000 first-dose appointments available on the state's registration website between now and Memorial Day.