The state will host an appointment-only mass vaccination site over the weekend at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon.
Gov. Chris Sununu announced the plan Tuesday morning in a news release. The site will operate March 6, 7 and 8.
Source: Union Leader of Manchester, NH
“This mass vaccination site is not open to walk-in appointments,” the news release reads. “The state will proactively reach out to individuals with later first-dose appointments in April and offer them the opportunity to move up their appointment to this weekend.”
“This weekend we are looking to set records and I would like to thank our team of state and local officials dedicating the time and effort to ensure this operation is successful,” he said in a statement.
The site will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, Sunday and Monday for those with an appointment.
The state is currently vaccinating those in the 1B group: people 65 and up; the medically vulnerable; those in developmental disability residential facilities; correctional facility staff; and remaining health workers and first responders.
The speedway joins other sports venues being used as mass vaccination sites, including Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., and Fenway Park in Boston.