DERRY — The state's mobile vaccine van will roll into downtown Derry and support efforts to get more people vaccinated as the pandemic continues on.
The van pulls into the Derry Homegrown Farm and Artisan Market on Broadway on Wednesday, Sept. 1, with vaccines available from 3:30 to 7 p.m.
Vaccines are free and offered to anyone 12 and older. No appointment is necessary.
The Alexander-Eastman Foundation, supporting the van's appearance, will also offer a free pair of Fisher Cats tickets to the first 25 people who get the shot.
The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, in partnership with ConvenientMD, launched the NH Mobile Vaccine Van, an initiative to increase access to COVID-19 vaccines around the state.
The van is available upon request for groups of all sizes, and will provide free vaccination clinics in communities across the state.
The van started its operation July 15, and runs throughout the summer. State parks are also included on the list of locations where the van is scheduled to visit.
It is available to organizations, such as businesses, religious organizations, and community groups, as well as at community events such as festivals, neighborhood block parties and farmers markets. There is no cost for hosting a vaccine clinic.
“We are working with our community partners to identify potential locations to offer the COVID-19 vaccines in every corner of the state,” said Tricia Tilley, director of the DHHS Division of Public Health Services in a press release.
She added, "The mobile vaccine van can go anywhere people live and work, meeting people where they are."