NH is only state without vaccine registry

NH is only state without vaccine registry

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. The registry will keep track of who gets vaccinated.”In a pandemic, we are responsible for tracking all of these vaccines,” said Dr. Beth Daly, chief of the Bureau of Infectious Disease Control. “It’s a federally supplied vaccine. We have to track it. So yes, we will be overseeing the collection of all of the data for COVID-19 vaccine.”Daly said the system will be much like the electronic records at a doctor’s office. 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. “There’s a lot of considerations in terms of dispensing pandemic vaccines, so we’re planning for the most complicated scenario for all things to go wrong so that we’re really prepared to do this successfully in New Hampshire.”State officials said that no matter when the vaccine is ready, there will be a system in place to monitor its distribution.

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.

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State officials said the registry is necessary to fight COVID-19, and they’re working against the clock to get it up and running. The registry will keep track of who gets vaccinated.

“In a pandemic, we are responsible for tracking all of these vaccines,” said Dr. Beth Daly, chief of the Bureau of Infectious Disease Control. “It’s a federally supplied vaccine. We have to track it. So yes, we will be overseeing the collection of all of the data for COVID-19 vaccine.”

Daly said the system will be much like the electronic records at a doctor’s office. 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. “There’s a lot of considerations in terms of dispensing pandemic vaccines, so we’re planning for the most complicated scenario for all things to go wrong so that we’re really prepared to do this successfully in New Hampshire.”

State officials said that no matter when the vaccine is ready, there will be a system in place to monitor its distribution.

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