New Hampshire is committed to a safe and effective vaccine that will protect against COVID-19. The City of Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Services (DPHCS) encourages all eligible individuals in our community to get vaccinated and boosted.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
All currently authorized COVID-19 vaccines are safe and free. COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting people from getting seriously ill, being hospitalized, and dying from COVID-19. As with vaccines for other diseases, you are best protected when you stay up to date. CDC recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get the COVID-19 vaccine. People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised have specific COVID-19 vaccine recommendations, which include an additional third dose.
Booster shots are an important step forward as we work to keep our communities safe.
On September 1, 2022, the CDC issued new recommendations for COVID-19 boosters after the FDA authorized updated booster formulas from both Pfizer and Moderna. The CDC recommends that everyone who is eligible stay up-to-date on vaccinations by getting an updated booster dose at least 2 months after their last COVID-19 shot—either since their last booster dose, or since completing their primary series. Pfizer’s updated booster shot is recommended for individuals 12 and older, and Moderna’s updated booster shot is recommended for adults 18 and older.
These new boosters contain an updated bivalent formula that both boosts immunity against the original coronavirus strain and also protects against the newer Omicron variants that account for most of the current COVID-19 cases. Updated boosters are intended to provide optimal protection against the virus and address waning vaccine effectiveness over time.
As per the CDC’s recommendations, the new bivalent booster replaces the existing monovalent vaccine booster, therefore that vaccine will no longer be authorized for use as booster doses in people age 12 and up. To determine which booster shot is best for you, contact your healthcare provider or visit the CDC's website.
Where to get Vaccinated
Everyone 6 months of age and older is eligible for a free COVID-19 vaccine. New Hampshire offers a variety of vaccination locations, with many offering walk-in service without the need for an appointment.