CONCORD, NH (CBS) – New Hampshire will expand eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine to all individuals 16 and older, starting on April 19, regardless of residency. It’s a change from last week, when the governor said out-of-state college students aren’t eligible.

“We just have so much more availability. We are going to have a lot of vaccine here so we want to get it out,” Gov. Chris Sununu said.

Every state will expand eligibility on April 19, and Sununu is confident there will not be “a run on the system” or delays for any New Hampshire residents.

Sununu said there are still 240,000 first dose appointments still available before Memorial Day.

CBSBoston.com Staff