Gov. Carney announces updates on Delaware’s COVID-19 vaccination plan; educator vaccinations expansion

Vaccine

DELAWARE — On Friday, Governor John Carney announced an expansion of Delaware’s COVID-19 vaccination program for educators, school staff, and child care workers – in line with President Biden’s commitment to provide at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to school personnel by the end of March.

Health officials say this expansion is in line with President Joe Biden’s commitment to provide at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to school staff by the end of this month.

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH), the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA), and the Delaware Department of Education (DDOE) will host large vaccination events on Saturday, March 13 and Sunday, March 14 for educators, school staff, and child care workers at Dover International Speedway.

And in partnership between the federal government and Walgreens pharmacies, we’re told educators, school staff and child care workers can also sign up for appointments at Walgreens to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. To prioritize educator vaccinations in Delaware through March and in accordance with federal guidance, Walgreens will pause new vaccination appointments for other eligible populations.

Delaware is currently in Phase 1B of its COVID-19 vaccination program. Visit de.gov/covidvaccine to learn more.

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