All Delawareans over 16 will be eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine starting April 6th
WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney and the Delaware Division of Public Health announced on Tuesday that the state’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program will open to Delawareans ages 16 and older starting next week.
Starting April 6th, all Delawareans 16 and over will become eligible to receive a vaccine at pharmacies, community vaccination sites, and mass vaccination events hosted by the State of Delaware. Beginning at 10 a.m. on the 6th, those eligible may register on the State of Delaware’s COVID-19 vaccination waiting list.
Medical providers, including primary care doctors, specialty providers, and hospital systems will continue to vaccinate only Delawareans aged 16 to 64 with moderate and high risk medical conditions and disabilities.
This announcement will make all adults in Delaware eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine weeks ahead of President Biden’s target date of May 1st. Access to appointments will be contingent on supply of the vacines.
As of Monday, March 29th, Delaware providers have administered 439,391 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. More than 30 percent of Delaware’s population has received at least one shot.
“Today’s announcement means that more Delawareans who want to be vaccinated will have the chance to find a shot,” said Governor Carney. “All three of these vaccines are extremely safe, and extremely effective against serious illness, hospitalization, and death. I’d urge all Delawareans to take the first shot you’re offered. That’s how we’ll beat this virus, and get back to spending more time with friends and family.”