Delaware will begin Phase 1b of the vaccine distribution, which includes people 65 and older (and others). The process for requesting a vaccine for people 65 and older opened Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 8:30am. More Info logo

COVID-19 Vaccine

Vaccine Timeline - Current Phase 1B.


Where can I get vaccinated if I am in Phase 1B?

There will be multiple options for Delaware residents to be vaccinated, including large vaccination events with a new appointment request system for those 65 and older. Those who qualify as a frontline essential worker should look for communication regarding vaccination opportunities directly from their employer.

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We Are Currently in Phase 1B

Facts at a Glance

People covered in Phase 1A and 1B are eligible to get vaccinated.

  • Phase 1A includes health care personnel with direct patient contact and care, Emergency Medical Services agencies, and long-term care staff and residents. Efforts will continue to vaccinate individuals in this group.
  • Long-term care residents and staff will continue to be vaccinated by either CVS or Walgreens pharmacy staff as part of a federal program.
  • Phase 1B includes all individuals 65 and over, and frontline essential workers including: fire, police, correctional officers, teachers and education staff (including child care providers), U.S. postal workers, food manufacturing, agriculture, transportation, and grocery store workers.
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What Phase is Next?

Remaining Phase 1


Persons aged 16-64 with high-risk medical conditions (Obesity, Severe Obesity, Diabetes, COPD, Heart Condition, Chronic Kidney, Cancer, Smoking, Solid Organ Transplant, Sickle Cell Disease, Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities, Severe and persistent mental/behavioral health conditions).

Persons living in high-risk group settings such as correctional facilities, homeless shelters, and group homes.

Other essential workers (Transportation and Logistics, Food Service, Shelter and Housing (construction), Finance, IT and Communications, Energy, Media, Legal, Public Safety (Engineers), Water and Wastewater). Vaccines may be available through employers.


Starting by end of February into early March. Not all essential workers in each category will be eligible at first. Those with more frequent public contact, and higher health risks will likely be eligible first.


More details will be made available on where to get the vaccine, as details are finalized. For those with high-risk conditions: Vaccines will be available from pharmacies, some primary care providers, and vaccination clinics run by the state or its partners. For those living in group or congregate settings: Vaccines may be available within these settings or from service providers. For other essential workers: vaccines will be available through your employer through either onsite vaccination events, off-site clinics, or a voucher system that can be used at pharmacies or vaccine clinics run by the state or its partners. Look for details from your employer.

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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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