COVID-19 and Flu Vaccines

COVID-19 Vaccine

Vaccination for COVID-19 in New Hampshire is managed through the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, which determines priorities for vaccination and the distribution of vaccines. For information on New Hampshire's vaccine roll-out and updates about local vaccination efforts, please review the most recent information from the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services and their Vaccine Phase Check tool. 

New Hampshire is currently vaccinating Phase 1b recipients.  This group includes medically vulnerable individuals with significantly higher risk and two or more qualifying conditions.  If you would like to be considered for this vaccination group, please review the list of qualifying conditions and schedule a visit Dartmouth College Health Services provider. 

Dartmouth is eager to ensure opportunities for those students, faculty, and staff who have not already received a vaccine to be vaccinated as soon as possible. We are actively tracking vaccine developments and preparing to help distribute and administer vaccines if and when we are asked or permitted to do so. As we learn more in the coming weeks, we will share updates through our Community Conversations webcast, community emails, and social media.

At this time, the New Hampshire Department of Health is offering vaccine to New Hampshire residents only.  Students who are able to receive vaccine in their home state may wish to consider delaying return to campus until after the second dose.  Dartmouth College is currently unable to facilitate immunization, first or second dose, for out of state students. New Hampshire residents returning to campus who have already received a first dose of vaccine and are already registered with the Centers for Disease Control Vaccine Administration Management System may access that website directly to schedule the second dose.  

Students who do receive vaccine are requested to submit documentation of vaccination via email to Dick' or fax, 603-646-9410.


Flu Vaccines Expected for 2020-2021 Season


For the 2020-2021 flu season, Dartmouth expects all members of its community, both students and employees, to get a flu vaccine.  While the flu vaccine will not protect against COVID-19, it has many other benefits and is part of a comprehensive public health strategy to reduce the burden of flu, which can flatten the curve of respiratory illnesses overall, help protect one another from flu, and preserve medical resources for care of patients with COVID-19.

Dartmouth students are expected to forward documentation of a 2020 influenza vaccine to the Medical Records department of Dartmouth College Health Service via email at Dick' or fax 603-646-9410.  If you receieved your vaccine at Leverone, Dick's House or the Dick's House pharmacy, you are all set -- we have you on file!

Check out the CDC for more information on why the flu vaccine is so important, especially this year.   If you have questions about getting a flu vaccine, please contact your primary care provider or our nursing department @ 603-646-9440.


Influenza 2020 - 2021

What You Need to Know

What to do if you have the flu at Dartmouth?  Check out our Self-Care Guide


3 things to do about the flu
Three Steps to Fight the Flu


Annual Flu Shot Clinics

Please see below for options to receive your flu vaccine. 



Dick's House is offering flu shots to all enrolled students.  Clinics will take place at Leverone Field House on Thursdays from 10 AM - 2 PM (October 8 - November 12).  Students may also receive flu vaccine by web-booking an appointment through the Health Portal or by visiting the Dick's House pharmacy.  Flu vaccine is provided at no cost to you.  Call our nursing staff at 603-646-9440 for any questions about accessing your flu shot.


Employees who are approved to regularly work on campus may also receive vaccines at Leverone.  If you are enrolled in any of the Cigna health plans through Dartmouth College the flu vaccine is covered under your medical benefit so you can receive a free flu shot, with no copay.   Employees not approved for on-campus work may choose from one of the options below to receive vaccine.

Local Pharmacy

Local pharmacies, such as CVS and Walgreens are offering flu vaccine. See here for a list of pharmacies that offer flu vaccine.

Dick Hall's House Pharmacy also has limited availability of vaccine (available for employees working on campus).

Please call ahead to confirm vaccine availability and bring your Cigna ID card with you when you go to any of these pharmacies. 

Primary Care Provider

Many primary care providers will be administering flu vaccine to their patients. Please call your primary care provider directly to learn more about your options.

Dartmouth Health Connect

The practice will be offering in-office and drive-thru flu clinic options to patients. If you are a patient at Dartmouth Health Connect, please call the practice at 603.738.1164 to schedule your flu shot. 

Community Flu Clinics

There are several community flu clinics taking place in the Upper Valley. 

  • Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
    • Beginning October 3, flu clinics will be drive-thru, by appointment only, for for anyone aged 9 and older. Learn more here
  • The Public Health Council of the Upper Valley
    • Free Community Drive-Thru Flu Vaccine Clinics will take place during October for anyone aged 10 and older. View the upcoming calendar of events here
  • The Valley News recently highlighted several community flu clinics that may be of interest. Read the article here