Another mass vaccination site held this weekend, Sununu staffer tests positive

  • New Hampshire state officials monitor traffic as residents make their way off the track at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway to get vaccinated on Saturday morning, March 6, 2021, in Loudon, N.H. The state was hoping to have 12,000 people vaccinated at the track by Monday afternoon. (Geoff Forester/The Concord Monitor via AP) Geoff Forester

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Published: 4/6/2021 2:49:21 PM

The state will hold a third mass vaccination site this weekend at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon that aims to vaccinate about 12,000 qualifying Granite Starters.

Over the course of two days, health officials hope to administer thousands of doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which requires only one shot. Residents who are older than 50 or who qualified for the vaccine due to a medical vulnerability were given first access to appointment slots at the super site. Other Granite Staters can register for the super site using their VINI accounts at . Residents must have an appointment to get a shot at the Speedway.

Currently, people 16 and older qualify for the COVID-19 vaccine in New Hampshire, though teenagers will not be able to get vaccinated at this mass vaccination site as the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is not yet approved for minors.

The site will be open between 8 a.m and 4:30 p.m on Saturday and Sunday. So far, about 18% of the New Hampshire population has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and 35% have had at least one shot.

Sununu staffer tests positive

Contact tracing is underway after a member of Gov. Chris Sununu’s office tested positive for the coronavirus.

The employee, who has not been in the office since Thursday, tested positive Monday after experiencing minor symptoms over the weekend. One person who was determined to have been a close contact is quarantining.

Contact tracing continues, but Sununu was not determined to have been a close contact.

This is the second confirmed case of COVID-19 within the governor’s office. Another staff member tested positive in early December.

Community exposure at Easter events

Those who attended events at a small Catholic college in Warner around Easter are being asked to get tested for the coronavirus after an outbreak infected at least 16 people.

Anyone who attended events and services between March 21 and April 4 at Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts – including Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday – may have been exposed and should seek testing, the Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday.

The campus is currently closed to the public.

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