New Hampshire officially began registering folks for Phase 1B of its COVID-19 vaccination rollout, which means New Hampshire residents 65 and older, among others, are now available to receive their coronavirus vaccines.

Testing, however, is still just as important as ever in the fight against COVID-19. There are a myriad places still offering PCR testing across New Hampshire, including several convenient options on the Seacoast.

Here's a rundown of all the sites offering PCR testing for coronavirus on the Seacoast:

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  • Portsmouth Regional Hospital
  • Exeter Hospital
  • Wentworth-Douglass Hospital (Dover)

Urgent Care Centers

  • Convenient MD (Portsmouth, Dover, Exeter)
  • ClearChoice MD (Portsmouth, Epping)

Outpatient Medical Facilities

  • Appledore Medical Group (Portsmouth)
  • Lamprey Health Care (Newmarket, Raymond)


  • CVS Pharmacy (Epping, Hampton, Plaistow, Stratham, Somersworth, Rochester)
  • Rite-Aid (Portsmouth)
  • Walgreens (East Hampstead)

How to get the COVID-19 vaccine

For vaccines, New Hampshire announced that appointments can be scheduled starting Friday and Phase 1B vaccinations will begin on January 26. New Hampshire estimates that 300,000 individuals will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine within Phase 1B of the distribution plan.

Appointment scheduling began Friday at 8 a.m.and can be done by accessing this link.

For those unable to schedule an appointment online, the 211 Hotline is available to New Hampshire residents. However, the state said an extremely high call volume is anticipated. Wait times may be long, the state said, but every call will be answered by a live person.

In the press release, New Hampshire officials said limited supply of vaccines from the federal government could result in appointments being booked weeks in advance. Everyone in Phase 1B who wants an appointment will get an appointment, the state said. If allocation should increase, appointments could be rescheduled to earlier dates and times.

Here are some tips for self-care during the pandemic:

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