Del. officials announce updates on state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan

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WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney, along with the Delaware Division of Public Health and the Delaware Emergency Management Agency, has announced updates to the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan.

We’re told later this week, the State of Delaware will open registration for second dose appointments for 3,800 people who received their first dose at the Dover DMV January 16-18, or at Salesianum School on January 18. These events will take place from February 15-19 and will be operated by Curative at Delaware Technical Community College campuses in Georgetown, Dover, and Wilmington. Registration will be done directly with Durative and individuals will be required to show proof of their first dose vaccination date when they arrive on site. Those who have lost their vaccination card should email their full name and date of birth to vaccine@delaware.gov or call 1-833-643-1715.

In addition, the state has requested that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) set up a vaccination site at Dover International Speedway for multiple days, starting as early as February 20th. This site would be dedicated to vaccinating people who received their first dose in January.

DPH’s Community Health Services Section will partner with community organizations to deliver second doses to low-income seniors who received their first dose on January 18th and may have mobility challenges or other barriers preventing them from attending a large event.

Due to the extremely limited supply of the COVID-19 vaccine, and the large number of Phase 1B eligible Delawareans who have not been vaccinated, the State of Delaware does not expect to be able to open eligibility to all Phase 1C individuals on March 1st as originally planned. Health officials plan to begin vaccinating the most vulnerable Phase 1C eligible Delawareans as close to March 1st as possible, as federal supply allows.

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