New Hampshire working to set up vaccine registry

By Christian Wade | The Center Square

As New Hampshire fine tunes its blueprint for distributing a coronavirus vaccine, once it becomes available, the state is planning to set up its first immunization registry to track how many people have received the drug.

New Hampshire has a system to track vaccine purchases, but currently doesn’t keep statewide records of patients who have been immunized. Health officials say that makes it harder to track immunization rates in the state, which will be required of states as part of a federal rollout of a COVID-19 vaccine.

“We’re the only state that doesn’t have a registry,” said Joan Ascheim, executive director of the New Hampshire Public Health Association, a private, nonprofit advocacy group. “And it will be critically important to have one as we move forward with a COVID vaccine to be able to track it, and notify people of any recall.”

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New Hampshire’s vaccine distribution plans call for prioritizing the most vulnerable populations first: beginning with health care workers and first-responders who are exposed to the virus on the job, and elderly living in long-term care facilities, who are most at risk for the serious health impacts of the COVID-19 disease.

A draft of the state’s coronavirus vaccine distribution plan, which was recently submitted to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, calls for using the state’s yet-to-be-created “Immunization Information System” to keep track of the vaccines and those who’ve received them.

The state Department of Health and Human Services is in the process of setting up the new system with a $1.5 million federal grant, according to the agency.

Medical experts say an effective vaccine is crucial to ending the pandemic, which has sickened nearly 10.2 million and killed more than 329,000 nationwide. Vaccines are being developed and tested by several companies, some of which are already producing mass quantities of the vaccines in anticipation of approval.

Earlier this week, Pfizer said trials of its vaccine have proved to be 90% effective in preventing COVID-19, a promising development in the global race for a vaccine. The drugmaker plans to ask the Food and Drug Administration for emergency authorization of the two-dose vaccine.

Medical experts say when vaccines become available drugmakers won’t be able to produce enough doses for the entire country, so federal and state officials need to plan for who will be first in line, and who will have to wait. Each state is required to submit a plan to CDC for approval.

Like most states, New Hampshire’s vaccine distribution plans call for prioritizing the most vulnerable populations first: beginning with health care workers and first-responders who are exposed to the virus on the job, and elderly living in long-term care facilities, who are most at risk for the serious health impacts of the COVID-19 disease.

State officials have been trying to create a vaccine registry since 1998, when the state Legislature first passed a law authorizing the tracking initiative. But a lack of funding, pushback from anti-vaccine advocates and wrangling over privacy concerns has delayed its implementation.

The new system would allow New Hampshire residents who don’t want to share their immunization records to “opt out” of the program.

Despite the lack of a registry, New Hampshire still has one of the highest vaccination rates in the nation, according to the CDC, averaging about 80% for most illnesses.

The state requires vaccinations to enter child care, preschool and kindergarten. As with most states, parents can “opt out” for religious or medical reasons.

Ascheim said she’s confident the state will be able to implement the new tracking system without compromising anyone’s privacy and says the “benefits will far outweigh any potential downsides.”

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  1. emphasis added
    This means that the CCP are quite the conspiracy theorists. They obviously believe in the depopulation efforts which includes 5G, chemtrails, GMO’s,
    ***certain vaccines,***
    etc. Wei Feng made it clear that they take this globalist assault upon humanity very seriously and are using this as one of the motivators for their planned actions;​​​ against the globalists and they perceive the NWO and America as one in the same.
    This means that the CCP are quite the conspiracy theorists. They obviously believe in the depopulation efforts which includes 5G, chemtrails, GMO’s, certain vaccines, etc. Wei Feng made it clear that they take this globalist assault upon humanity very seriously and are using this as one of the motivators for their planned actions;​​​ against the globalists and they perceive the NWO and America as one in the same.

    • There are so many attacks upon us now that it’s hard to keep them all straight.
      This Covid is nothing but a proxy masking the attacking from China.. The bankers love it all because it masks their failed debt bubble fiat system collapse..now they can blame the trail of carnage all on the Wooo Flooo.
      Nothing is really as it appears and the brain dead low info voters are destroying our country by voting for more of that which is destroying us.

      They don’t call them “Useful Idiots” for nothing- afterall.

  2. Without tracking for anti bodies, what is the point? 30-40% could have already had the virus, no need for vaccine.

    This is all too convenient.

    Last I knew we were citizens of a Republic, free men. Since when did we become property, cattle, slaves to Gates and the United Nations.

    We want our bread organic, our meat grass fed, but it’s ok to force drugs onto those who don’t want it? If the vaccine is so effective those who wish can take it. leave the free man alone.

    • Why do we need a vaccine for something with almost a 100% Recovery Rate?

      The real conversation should be “Why do we monetize absolutely every single thing there is?”

      Why can’t we ever just solve a problem and move on?
      Instead, every single thing that happens, right down to weather, is turned into some giant thing, dragged out, the people are lied to and manipulated and it becomes nothing but one giant money making venture. THEN comes the Corruption..

      How long do we all want to live this way?
      How long is this sustainable?
      These people that do this, think this way, they are like heroin addicts always working for their next fix.

    • There is tracking going on…however requires forced testing upon the noncompliant – you ok w/this Neil…

      • I’ve been thinking about this and I think it will be a fail-in the end.
        We have our #ReOpenNH group which is now transitioning over into #ReBuildNH.
        They endorsed over 100 candidates here that took a pledge to rebuild the state, make decisions with this in mind etc. They said that 75 of these candidates won, so this is a pretty good sized voting bloc that just got elected that will be largely all on the same page.
        WE are going to be in the drivers seat when this new Congress is sworn in.

      • Of course not, I’m calling them out on there “science”. Its the biggest crock of excellent in a long time we’ll have to wear hipwaders rather than the standard muck boots.

        • Their “Science” is just an excuse to try and justify the sh*t they are shoveling.
          It’s like a participation trophy- means nothing, but makes you feel good for signing up.

        • Deets pls. So – how does your mass ‘antibody testing’ program work – iow how is it implemented Neil. Do we line up or do they come and get us – it’s one or the other I for one am not fooled.

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