April 2, 2021
Dear Members of the UNH Community—
In partnership with the State of New Hampshire, the University of New Hampshire will host two closed points of dispensing (PODs) for the COVID-19 vaccine on the Durham campus. Durham was chosen because of the significant number of residential students as well as the availability of Health & Wellness staff, McGregor EMS and the nursing department to support the distribution. These PODs are available only for UNH faculty, staff and students (from all three campuses) who are New Hampshire residents. Proof of residency will be required from one of the following:
- A valid, unexpired N.H. driver license or non-driver ID
- A payroll check, payroll document or unemployment contract showing the individual’s legal N.H. address, dated within the last 60 days
- A government issued payment (Social Security), showing the individual’s legal N.H. address, dated within the last 60 days.
We continue to advocate for all UNH community members, but at this time we can only vaccinate New Hampshire residents. This is consistent with the state’s policy of who can get vaccinated.
Registration is now open for eligible members of the UNH community to receive their first COVID-19 vaccine Thursday, April 8, or Friday, April 9, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. at the Whittemore Center. If you have already received your first dose elsewhere, please keep your second appointment as scheduled. If you are scheduled for your first vaccine but have not yet received it and want to move your vaccination location to UNH, please go into the state system (VINI) and cancel your original appointment before scheduling with UNH. The vaccine is available for any New Hampshire resident of the UNH community including those not in the university’s testing program. If you have additional questions please review these vaccine FAQs before reaching out to a campus office or the COVID hotline.
While the the university does not currently require the COVID-19 vaccine, we encourage every eligible member of our community to be vaccinated. If you have already been vaccinated, thank you! Please let us know by uploading proof of your vaccination here. Confirmation of your vaccination will be available on your Wildcat Pass at a later date. The more vaccinated people, the sooner the university can consider changes to required COVID protocols. At this time, however, no changes have been made. Regardless of your vaccination status, please continue to test as scheduled if you are in the university’s testing program and follow all public health guidelines around face coverings, physical distancing, gatherings and travel.
Chief of Police/Associate Vice President for Public Safety and Risk Management
Peter Degnan, MD
Medical Director, UNH Health & Wellness