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NH health officials work to build vaccine registry before COVID-19 vaccine approved

October 15, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

New Hampshire will be the last state in the country to have an immunization registry, and health officials said they are working as fast as they can to get one in place before a coronavirus vaccine is widely distributed.

New Hampshire will be the last state in the country to have an immunization registry, and health officials said they are working as fast as they can to get one in place before a coronavirus vaccine is widely distributed. >> Download the free WMUR appState officials said the registry is necessary to fight COVID-19, and they're working against the clock to get it up and running.

While it will ultimately track all immunizations, officials said it's important to have the information available for medical providers for COVID-19. "With COVID-19, there's a couple different manufacturers, and there's going to be some different requirements -- whether you need one dose or two doses -- and for that, it's important for doctors to know what their patients have had, and a vaccine registry helps complete that picture," said Ashley Conley, of Catholic Medical Center. State officials said while the registry is not officially in place yet, it's close, and they hope to have it operational by November or early December before a vaccine is ready. "We don't know yet which vaccine it's going to be or what the storage and handling requirements are going to be," Daly said.

—New Hampshire will be the last state in the country to have an immunization registry, and health officials said they are working as fast as they can to get one in place before a coronavirus vaccine is widely distributed. >> Download the free WMUR app

While it will ultimately track all immunizations, officials said it's important to have the information available for medical providers for COVID-19. "With COVID-19, there's a couple different manufacturers, and there's going to be some different requirements -- whether you need one dose or two doses -- and for that, it's important for doctors to know what their patients have had, and a vaccine registry helps complete that picture," said Ashley Conley, of Catholic Medical Center. State officials said while the registry is not officially in place yet, it's close, and they hope to have it operational by November or early December before a vaccine is ready. "We don't know yet which vaccine it's going to be or what the storage and handling requirements are going to be," Daly said.

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