Delawareans concerned about vaccine distribution

DELAWARE – As Delaware prepares to head into the next phase of those eligible for vaccines, many are still wondering why they have been unable to receive theirs, and most say they were in the first phase.

The Delaware health department is opening the next phase of vaccines for those who are 16 and older. Although the state says they’re anxious to get everyone vaccinated, many of those in the first phase tell 47 ABC, they have yet to find anywhere to make an appointment.

The state’s health department says most of these issues stem from the state’s supply. However, people are able to get vaccinated at pharmacies, community vaccination sites, state run vaccine centers and some hospitals.

However, the health department does ask Delawareans to be patient but active in searching for places to become vaccinated. “We are hoping to see increase supply as we continue to increase eligibility criteria in the state,” says Dr. Rick Hong, Medical Director at the Delaware Department of Public Health. “However, we need to continue making sure that we are vaccinating our most vulnerable populations, again this doesn’t mean appointments will be available on April 6th as invitations will be contingent on supply so please continue to be patient.”

The Delaware Health department says if you are eligible for the vaccine, you should visit their website, to find places where you can get vaccinated.

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