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In less than a day, supply of home rapid tests is exhausted. 

  • This image provided by Abbot in September 2021 shows packaging for their BinaxNOW self test for COVID-19. 

Monitor staff
Published: 11/30/2021 3:50:28 PM
Modified: 11/30/2021 3:49:56 PM

New Hampshire’s supply of at-home rapid COVID-19 tests was depleted less than one day after ordering opened to the public. 

On Monday morning, a website, sayyeshometest.org, went live that allowed Granite Staters to order nearly one million at-home rapid COVID-19 tests for free through the state’s partnership with the National Institute of Health and Amazon.

The tests allow residents to swab their noses at home and receive fairly reliable COVID-19 results in less than fifteen minutes. 

By Tuesday, Granite Staters received an error message when they inputted their zip code. The message was later updated to read: “We have had an overwhelming response to the initiative and have already exhausted the limited supply available for home delivery”. 

Jake Leon, a spokesperson for the N.H Department of Health and Human Services confirmed that the allotment of 950,000 tests home-delivered rapid tests had been claimed.

The National Insitute of Health reported Tuesday that 100,000 households in New Hampshire will receive their packages of up to eight tests shortly. 

Leon said DHHS is working with federal partners to determine the possibility of replenishing supply. In the meantime, he said community-based testing remains available.


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