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Demand for COVID-19 boosters leads to long wait times in NH

Demand for childhood vaccinations and COVID-19 booster injections remains high in New Hampshire, leading to wait times for those seeking the injections. Employees at Hollis Pharmacy said they have enough vaccines, but staffing and documentation requirements limit the number of injections she can give a day. Saturday they were able to administer 40 injections. “The demand for vaccinations has been very high for the past two months,” says pharmacist Andrew Gyorda. Gyorda said he had a lot of work to take home this weekend. The state gives pharmacists 24 hours to upload vaccine information about each patient. “On Sunday you can contact my dear wife, I barely got the Christmas tree,” said Gyorda. “I had to upload all that data.” In May, Fisherville Pharmacy was pleased to announce that it was offering COVID-19 vaccines. Now a recording is telling callers it’s no longer shooting COVID-19, telling News 9 that staff couldn’t keep up with demand. for some of the challenges of getting a booster,” said Dr. Michael Gilbert of the Catholic Medical Center. Gyorda said his independent pharmacy is now inundated with patient transfers from the national drugstores. Patients said the wait times for their other prescriptions being “astronomical,” another ripple effect of the demand for COVID-19 vaccines. “If you get the chance to get a booster, it doesn’t matter which one you get. recommend buying one,” Gilbert said. “The CDC’s current recommendation is that you can mix and match.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also note that the effectiveness of Johnson & Johnson, also known as Janssen , COVID-19 vaccines decline earlier, so anyone who has gotten that vaccine should look for a booster if it’s been at least two months since they got the first shot.

Demand for childhood vaccinations and COVID-19 booster shots remains high in New Hampshire, leading to wait times for those seeking the injections.

Hollis Pharmacy employees said they have enough vaccines, but staffing and documentation requirements limit the number of injections they can give per day. On Saturday, they were able to deliver 40 shots.

“The demand for vaccinations has been very high for the past two months,” says pharmacist Andrew Gyorda.

Gyorda said he had a lot of work to take home this weekend. The state gives pharmacists 24 hours to upload vaccine information about each patient.

“On Sunday you can contact my dear wife, I barely got the Christmas tree,” said Gyorda. “I had to upload all that data.”

In May, Fisherville Pharmacy was pleased to announce that it was offering COVID-19 vaccines. Now a recording is telling callers it’s no longer shooting COVID-19, telling News 9 that staff couldn’t keep up with demand.

“There is no shortage of vaccines, but some places have staffing issues, and that leads to some of the challenges getting a boost,” said Dr. Michael Gilbert of Catholic Medical Center.

Gyorda said his independent pharmacy is now flooded with patient transfers from the national drugstores. Patients said the wait times for their other prescriptions are “astronomical,” another ripple effect of demand for COVID-19 vaccines.

“If you get the chance to get a booster, it doesn’t matter which one you get. I’d just suggest you get one,” Gilbert said. “The CDC’s current recommendation is that you can mix and match.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also note that the effectiveness of Johnson & Johnson, also known as Janssen, COVID-19 vaccines declines earlier, so anyone who has received that vaccine should seek a booster if it has been at least two months. that they have received the first shot.

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