Delaware Governor: COVID-19 Vaccination Program Updates

Delaware Governor: COVID-19 Vaccination Program Updates

Pharmacies can begin 50+ vaccinations Wednesday; providers can vaccinate patients 16+ with high- and moderate-risk medical conditions

WILMINGTON, DE (STL.News) Governor John Carney and the Delaware Division on Public Health (DPH) on Tuesday announced an expansion of Delaware’s COVID-19 vaccination program.

  • On Wednesday, pharmacies in Delaware may begin vaccinating ?Delawareans aged 50+.
  • Also on Wednesday, health care providers, including hospitals, may vaccinate patients 16+ with high ?and moderate-risk medical condition?s.  Providers who are NOT vaccinating may refer patients to hospital systems.  Delawareans should contact their medical provider ?about vaccination opportunities.  DPH has also encouraged providers to contact their highest risk patients directly to schedule vaccination appointments.  Non-paid caregivers of Delawareans with high- and moderate-risk medical conditions may also qualify for vaccination through medical providers.
  • On Tuesday, March 23, the State of Delaware will open its COVID-19 vaccination waiting list at vaccinerequest.delaware.gov to any ?Delawarean, 50+.

Visit de.gov/covidvaccine for a list of high- and moderate-risk medical conditions, participating vaccination providers, and additional information on Delaware’s COVID-19 vaccination program.

As of Monday, March 15, Delaware vaccination providers had administered 319,587 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.  Twenty percent of Delaware’s population has received at least one dose of the vaccine.

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