RELEASE: Sununu Fails to Quickly Vaccinate Long-Term Care Facilities
Concord, N.H. – Under Governor Sununu, New Hampshire has failed to quickly administer the COVID vaccine to long-term care facilities, which continue to make up the greatest percentage of COVID deaths compared to the rest of the country, according to reports. A report from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows that 77 percent of New Hampshire’s COVID deaths occurred in long-term care facilities, which is far greater than any other state in the country. However, only one-fifth of these facilities’ available vaccines have been administered. New Hampshire is falling behind states like West Virginia, which became the first state in the country to finish its first round of vaccinations at all of its long-term care facilities after opting out of the Trump administration’s plan to rely on national pharmacy groups to distribute the vaccine.
“Governor Sununu signed New Hampshire up for the Trump administration’s failed vaccine plan and our most vulnerable Granite Staters are still waiting on the life-saving vaccine,” said Senator Cindy Rosenwald. “Granite Staters deserve to know why New Hampshire has been unable to do what other states have done, and quickly distribute the vaccine to our long-term care facilities.”