CONCORD, N.H. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Gov. Chris Sununu announced Thursday that starting on Monday, April 19, all people 16 and older will be eligible for the coronavirus vaccine.
Last week, Sununu said that out-of-state college students should return to their home state to get vaccinated.
He then reversed his statement and said this expansion is regardless of residency and includes college students.
"We just have so much more availability," the governor said. "We're going to have a lot of vaccine here."
The Granite State opened eligibility to residents 16 and older within the state on April 2.
"And so that's why we can open it up to everyone after April 19, whether you live in Boston, Maine, New York, Vermont, it doesn't matter, come on in and get your vaccine."
Now students from University of New Hampshire, Dartmouth College, Plymouth State and other schools have the ability to register to get their shot while living on-campus.
Sununu stated that, “there are 240,000 first dose appointments still available between now and Memorial Day.”
He also shared that the state will receive less Johnson & Johnson vaccines than anticipated; the doses will drop from 2,500 next week to about 900 per week in the following weeks.