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RELEASE: Under Sununu, New Hampshire’s Vaccination Rates Lag Behind Other States

New Hampshire Fails to Quickly Vaccinate Long-Term Care Facilities, Only Administers One-Fifth of Available Vaccines As West Virginia Becomes First State to Vaccinate All Facilities

Concord, N.H. – Under Governor Chris Sununu, New Hampshire’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts for the general population and long-term care facilities lag behind other states, according to recent reports. According to a report from Bloomberg News, Vermont and Maine are already ahead of New Hampshire in the percentage of the population that has been vaccinated Vermont’s vaccination rate is 2.48% and Maine’s is 2.45%, while New Hampshire’s is only 1.43%. New Hampshire is also behind in its vaccination efforts for long-term care facilities. While West Virginia became the first state in the country to finish its first round of vaccinations at all of its long-term care facilities, on the same day, New Hampshire had only administered one-fifth of its available vaccines to long-term care facilities. “Governor Sununu is wasting precious time to get this life-saving vaccine to those who need it most in our state,” said Senator Cindy Rosenwald. “Other states have been able to quickly and effectively distribute the vaccine, and it is unacceptable that the governor is letting New Hampshire fall behind. I urge the governor to act quickly to ensure those who need the vaccine can receive it in the coming weeks.”

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