IMPORTANT MESSAGE from the State of New Hampshire re: COVID19 Vaccine.
Hi, again, folks,
Today, many people got yet another email or text about vaccine signups from NH DHHS.
It looks something like this:
Subject: IMPORTANT MESSAGE from the State of New Hampshire re: COVID19 Vaccine.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE from the State of New Hampshire regarding the COVID19 Vaccine.
You are receiving this message because you recently pre-registered for the COVID19 Vaccine, or your medical provider submitted your information as an eligible recipient in Phase 1B. We are following up to inquire if you were able to successfully schedule an appointment with a confirmed time, date, and location.
Use the link below to respond. You will be taken to an OnSolve website to submit your response.
Please note, this link is only active for 24 hours. If you attempt to utilize the link more than 24 hours after receiving it, please contact email@example.com.
If you receive this message more than once, you only need to reply one time.
(the link was here, but I deleted it…)
The email comes from firstname.lastname@example.org, and has a link for you to follow. A similar text message may arrive from 76993.
I have checked with DHHS, and this is a genuine communication from NH DHHS. If you follow the link, there is one question: Have you been able to sign up for an appointment? Yes or No
People may think this is a scam, because if they have signed up for a vaccine date, wouldn’t DHHS already KNOW that?
Well, no, because the web site used to sign up for the actual appointment is a CDC federal web site, not a NH web site.
The point of these communications is if you are one of the ones who have not been able to sign up for an appointment because you never got the followup email with the signup link, you want to follow the link and answer NO as soon as possible, and DHHS will then contact you to iron out the problems.
We are told that NH is building its own web site so that the next signups will be one-step, not two-step, but it’s not up yet.
The Governor’s press release is here: https://www.governor.nh.gov/news-and-media/state-nh-distributing-additional-communication-assist-eligible-phase-1b-individuals
Keep well and keep warm,