Eligible Delaware residents can now request vaccination appointments
DOVER, Del. — On Wednesday, the Delaware Division of Public Health says they “successfully” launched a new system for residents to request an appointment to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
This comes a day after the state moved into Phase 1B of it’s vaccine distribution plan.
According to DPH, Delawareans can now submit a request to get vaccinated, which will then put them on the waiting list. Health officials say residents will then have to wait for a time and location to get their shots.
On Wednesday alone, more than 56,000 requests were submitted to get the vaccine, according to DPH. For now, requests are only being taken from Delawareans age 65-and-over, who are at higher risk for COVID-19 incidence and mortality.
Director of Public Health Dr. Karyl Rattay says in part quote, “Now that we have requests from so many, we can begin through a process of getting them vaccinated.” Dr. Rattay says the first opportunity for residents to get the vaccine will be at their drive-through clinics on Friday, January 22nd, Saturday, January 23rd, and Sunday, January 24th in Delaware City and Georgetown.