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COVID-19 Vaccine




 

We are Currently in Phase 1a

Facts at a Glance

  • Health care personnel with direct patient contact and care, Emergency Medical Services agencies, and long-term care staff and residents will receive the vaccine first.
  • Most health care personnel will be vaccinated by hospitals, pharmacies, EMS agencies, independent providers, and DPH as needed.
  • Long-term care residents and staff will be vaccinated by either CVS or Walgreens pharmacy staff as part of a federal program.
  • Why these groups first? Health care settings in general, and long-term care facility (LTCF) settings in particular, can be high-risk locations for COVID exposure and transmission. Early protection of health care personnel is critical to preserve capacity to care for patients with COVID-19 or other illnesses.
  • Long-term care facilities residents, because of their age, high rates of underlying medical conditions, and congregate living situation, are at high risk for infection and severe illness from COVID-19.
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How do I sign up?

Delawareans should contact their primary care provider and ask if they plan to vaccinate patients.  If not, you’ll be able to get a vaccine from a pharmacy, or a vaccination clinic run by the State or its partners. Monitor this page for updates regarding details on locations, and access to make appointments at pharmacies or clinics for your vaccine.

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What Phase is Next?

Phase 1B

Who:

Persons aged 65 and older, as well as those considered frontline essential workers including: police, fire, teachers, child care providers, food processing workers, correctional officers, and postal service, public transit and grocery workers will begin to be vaccinated.

When:

Beginning at the end of January 2021. Not all people will be able to get the vaccine at once due to limited vaccine supply.

How/Where:

Those who qualify as part of their job should look for communications from their employer.  Persons 65 and older should contact your health care provider to see if they plan to vaccinate patients. If not, you will be able to get the vaccine from pharmacies or a vaccination clinic run by the State or its partners. Monitor this page for updates regarding details on locations, and access to make appointments at pharmacies or clinics for your vaccine.

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Vaccination Allocation - Phase 1B - Soon to be eligible. Frontline essential workers and persons 65 years and older.

What to know about the COVID-19 Vaccine

The development of one or more vaccines against COVID-19 has been something the American public has been eagerly waiting for in hopes that it will bring us closer to a return to normalcy. Currently two vaccines are available, Pfizer and Moderna. They require two doses to be given 3 – 4 weeks after the first, depending on the vaccine. They have been identified as being at least 94% effective at preventing the virus. They use something called messenger RNA or mRNA to fight the virus. mRNA vaccines contain material from the virus that causes COVID-19 that gives our cells instructions for how to make a harmless protein that is unique to the virus. The vaccine is free for all Delawareans. The CDC says serious side effects are exceedingly rare. Learn more about the vaccines and Delaware’s plans to distribute them to residents below.

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For more data on Delaware COVID cases, testing and outcomes, including demographic breakdowns, go to My Healthy Community






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