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RELEASE: NH 1st-Dose Vaccine Rollout Falling Further Behind Other NE States

Data Also Shows Shows New Hampshire Lags the Nation in Per Capita Completed Doses

Concord, N.H. -- Under Governor Chris Sununu, New Hampshire continues to lag behind its peers in administering the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. New Hampshire already trailed its neighbors Maine and Vermont but has now fallen behind Connecticut and Rhode Island as well. According to updated data from Bloomberg News, Vermont, Maine, Connecticut, and Rhode Island have all moved ahead of New Hampshire in percentage of the population that has been vaccinated. Vermont’s vaccination rate is 5.19 percent, Maine’s is 4.95 percent, Connecticut’s is 4.82 percent, and Rhode Island’s is 4.54 percent. Meanwhile, New Hampshire has vaccinated only 4.32% of its population. In addition, Maine has administered 10,000-second doses, Massachusetts 33,000, Connecticut 16,000 doses, and Rhode Island 8,616 doses. New Hampshire has administered fewer than 5,000-second doses. In fact, new data shows that New Hampshire is lagging the nation in percentage of the population that has received two doses -- and ranks behind all other New England states. “Governor Sununu continues to fail to explain why other states have been able to quickly and effectively administer the vaccine while New Hampshire continues to fall further and further behind compared to our neighbors in New England,” said Senator Cindy Rosenwald. “The Governor needs to prioritize getting the vaccine out to our most at-risk seniors, health care workers, and first responders immediately.”



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