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Old 11-12-2021, 06:34 PM   #1
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Unlike many reports of easy access to vaccinations from forum members, I had a very hard time getting my first vaccination due to state and federal website errors. As of today, I've made 3 unsuccessful in-person attempts to get a booster shot: Rite-Aid (website made an appointment for me even though my local store doesn't carry Pfizer), CVS (my local store does not accept walk-ins except on Mon and Tues 10:00-1:00), Hannaford (does not accept walk-ins). Those attempts were based on information at the store websites, CDC, state website, and, sad to say, from Fatlazyless (Plymouth CVS stopped walk-ins several weeks ago due to being overwhelmed).

Lesson: availability of the vaccines and what you need to do to get one vary by location. Don't trust these websites. Either call your local site or go there to get accurate information. Quote from my local pharmacist: "This mess is caused by the state's failure to manage vaccinations."
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Old 11-12-2021, 06:47 PM   #2
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There's always the excitement of going to www.walmart.com/store/2758-plymouth-nh/pharmacy for a Covid vaccination .....a.k.a. immunization.

Does the nearby Dollar Tree do Covid vaccinations for a dollar ......... .........probably not, unless it has a Dollar Tree pharmacist which is very doubtful.

https://www.verywellhealth.com/the-d...nation-4140251 ..... What is the difference between immunization and vaccination?
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Old 11-12-2021, 07:46 PM   #3
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I recommend CVS's website to book. Took about five minutes to register a couple of days in advance, and there was less than a five minute wait in the store. My CVS said they were doing 300/day.

Also, except for the six month requirement, they are accepting all comers--no problem if you are young and in good health
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Yes, getting a shot at CVS is straight forward if you register online. If under 65 you check a box saying you are eligible when you get there.


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I registered at CVS this evening. The first available appointment was 7 days out. Do you have to go into the store, or do they do the shots at the drivethrough?
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Walgreens on Court, Laconia.

I walked in and out in 15 minutes. Got the booster and this years flu.
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I had to go into cvs for shot.


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Gilford Walmart has easy online signup I got my booster the same day in and out in 15 minutes. Sore arm for a day.
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Well now ..... what you want to do is to get a Covid vaccination shot in one arm, and a flu vaccination shot in the other arm, and then go swim 24-laps in a 25-meter swiim pool, alternating breast stroke and side stroke, each lap, to make certain these vaccines gets shaken and rolled throughout your entire interior anatomy .... ... HOO-RAH.

For $600/year the www.wmacwv.com is a totally super-duper SWIMMING steal of a deal, plus they got a huge outdoor pool as well, in June-July-Aug-Sept ..... and lose the fat! ... ... HOO-RAH.
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We went into the Gilford Hannaford the first morning the booster was available and scheduled booster shots for later that day. We got Moderna in one arm and flu in the other. Demand was ramping up, so appointments was the only way to go.
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Walgreens on Court, Laconia. I walked in and out in 15 minutes. Got the booster and this years flu.
The situation is changing quickly since children became eligible. I called Walgreen's this morning and got the following information. Tilton: no walk-ins. Laconia: you can walk in, but the wait will be up to 2 hours because they take all the people with appointments first. The Walmart Plymouth phone message says "walk-ins welcome."
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Say-hey ...... have you looked at the Walmart Pharmacy in the NH-Vt border town of Woodsville, NH. This is legally located in N.H. but in practice, it belongs to Vermont ..... so that might make getting a fast appointment more doable due to the juxtaposition of N.H. and Vermont at that big bend in the Connecticut River.

..... is worth a shot; http://www.walmart.com/store/4389-wo...le-nh/pharmacy
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WOW! The situation is changing dramatically. When I called Walgreens on Court ST., Laconia, they told me they would not take appointments. It was walk-ins only. I got there early and was out quickly.
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Well now ..... what you want to do is to get a Covid vaccination shot in one arm, and a flu vaccination shot in the other arm, and then go swim 24-laps in a 25-meter swiim pool, alternating breast stroke and side stroke, each lap, to make certain these vaccines gets shaken and rolled throughout your entire interior anatomy .... ... HOO-RAH.

For $600/year the www.wmacwv.com is a totally super-duper SWIMMING steal of a deal, plus they got a huge outdoor pool as well, in June-July-Aug-Sept ..... and lose the fat! ... ... HOO-RAH.
Actually you want to keep it all in one place and let it gradually grow with strong reproduction. Where as, you spread the seed too thin too fast and over watered it and all the anti bodies died.

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Unlike many reports of easy access to vaccinations from forum members, I had a very hard time getting my first vaccination due to state and federal website errors. As of today, I've made 3 unsuccessful in-person attempts to get a booster shot: Rite-Aid (website made an appointment for me even though my local store doesn't carry Pfizer), CVS (my local store does not accept walk-ins except on Mon and Tues 10:00-1:00), Hannaford (does not accept walk-ins). Those attempts were based on information at the store websites, CDC, state website, and, sad to say, from Fatlazyless (Plymouth CVS stopped walk-ins several weeks ago due to being overwhelmed).

Lesson: availability of the vaccines and what you need to do to get one vary by location. Don't trust these websites. Either call your local site or go there to get accurate information. Quote from my local pharmacist: "This mess is caused by the state's failure to manage vaccinations."
Went online yesterday and booked three appointments. It was a piece of cake other than it's going to take a few days. We'll see how it plays out.
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Old 11-17-2021, 12:07 PM   #16
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We both had our booster vaccines at Huggins via appointment. Very efficiently run and painless so far. We had no complaints.
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No appointment required, just show up and wait your turn: Plymouth Common Man Inn

Recently opened for covid vaccinations: Route 93, Exit 26; The Common Man Inn Event Room at 231 Main St, Plymouth

NH Health & Human Services vaccinations for covid is now open; Monday - Friday 10am - 7pm, Saturday 9am - 7pm

Info from Dec 7 Laconia Daily Sun

Gee whiz ..... I've already had three shots with the third in September. My government vaccination card actually has a fourth empty line for vaxx info.

If I showed up, there, and asked for a fourth shot, I wonder what they would tell me? If three are good medicine, then a fourth should be more better medicine.

Me want-um 4th shot ...... what U say NH Health & Human Services! ....

By the way, there's a happening little breakfast counter in there ...... close to the lobby in the rear of the building. ...... http://www.thecmaninnplymouth.com/di...se-shine-cafe/ ..... open 7-11am ...... menu link down below ...... so's you can get a Vaxx Shot done over easy along with two scrambled eggs, bacon, home fries, whole wheat toast, and coffee ...... all in one shot ..... now that would really hit the spot!
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Old 12-11-2021, 02:20 PM   #18
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WMUR is now reporting all booster blitz locations now taking walk ins because of all the no shows


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Old 12-11-2021, 03:12 PM   #19
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Weather was crappy, and Rite Aid has been doing walk-ins between 2pm-3pm for several weeks now.

I went to Bristol last Monday just after 2pm.
I was fourth in line, and out of the store in about 20 minutes.
It took longer to fill out the form than the wait for the shot.
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Signed up for it on NH.gov. Drove into LRCC and 5 of us had our boosters! Out in 10 minutes! I canceled my appointment with Walgreens I made a month ago and still have not received my shot. Booster Blitz was way quicker! All 3 types were available!
I think NH.gov should have a monthly booster blitz to take the load off of the pharmacies.
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Signed up for it on NH.gov. Drove into LRCC and 5 of us had our boosters! Out in 10 minutes! I canceled my appointment with Walgreens I made a month ago and still have not received my shot. Booster Blitz was way quicker! All 3 types were available!
I think NH.gov should have a monthly booster blitz to take the load off of the pharmacies.
Awesome! I love those mega sites. My second dose was at the Hynes Center in Boston--something like 90 stations going simultaneously, staffing included National Guard or similar, ran like clockwork with just a few minutes at each station. 20-25 vaccines/minute. A true testament to American strength and industrialization
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