With Thursday’s announcement that New Hampshire will open up vaccination to out-of-state college students on April 19, all of New England now appears to be on the same page.
Until Gov. Chris Sununu’s afternoon press conference, New Hampshire was the only state in the region choosing not to vaccinate out-of-state college students. Sununu received pushback as a result, particularly after he wrongly stated that no other state in New England was doing so.
“Every vaccine I give to a 19-year-old out-of-state student from Colorado is a vaccine I’m not giving to a New Hampshire resident,” Republican Sununu cited as his initial reasoning. He also contested that by the time these students would be eligible for their second dose, it’s likely they’d already have gone home for summer break.
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But New Hampshire decided to change course, ultimately joining all other states in New England that are offering the vaccine to out-of-state college students.
In addition, some individual universities in the region have recently announced that vaccination will be required for all students come fall.
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